What's On in the Museum

 

Temporary exhibition, Touring Gallery

Free entry (gold coin donations welcome)

K.C. Lewis and his Canvas Goods Store played a part in almost every Bunbury family’s history; from the holiday tent, to your first tradie tool bag, to Nan’s annex.

If you know Bunbury, you know of K.C. Lewis and his acid yellow storefront. Hard working, diligent, master of his craft.

The Blind Man of Bunbury: A Life in Canvas, the latest exhibition on show at the Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre, reveals the man and his machines in a celebration of a craftsman and his family business in our city. 

Image credit: photograph of K.C. Lewis by Skip Watkins, 2020.


Temporary exhibition, presented by the Bunbury Multicultural Group

Free entry (gold coin donations welcome)

What possession could you never leave behind if you had to leave your home, your country, your culture?

This One Thing presents 16 photographic portraits of local migrants showing one item they would have never left behind when they left their country, or an item which is very precious to them.

Each participant also shares their stories in an interview, inviting us to learn and celebrate the perspectives, experiences and journeys of people within the Bunbury community. Bring your ear phones to tune into the audio stories whilst viewing the exhibition at the museum.

OPENING EVENT

We extend an invitation to all to join us for the Opening Event of this exhibition to share the moment when we reveal these beautiful photographs not only to the public but also to the participants themselves.

When: Saturday 4 June, 5pm to 7pm

Where: Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre, 1 Arthur Street

Event to be opened by Hon.Don Punch MLA

Light refreshments and drinks will be available

Free entry, Please click HERE​ to RSVP via our Eventbrite​

Temporary display, Main Gallery

This year marks 35 years since the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (otherwise known as 'BRAG') first opened its doors in Bunbury's iconic pink Convent building. 

We're celebrating with a display of five paintings selected from the City of Bunbury Art Collection, each depicting a well-known Bunbury location from the past or present. Step back in time and see if you can recognise the local places on display!​​

 


Escape the Winter blues with our Winter Warmer Program, a series of free events celebrating local history every Sunday afternoon from 1.30pm to 3.00pm throughout June to August 2022​

Hear from seasoned storytellers and experts as they share the tales of Bunbury's people and places in our Pastime talks, or sit back and reminisce with a selection of photographs showcasing Bunbury over the years during our As We Were Slide Afternoons.

Or if you're chasing just some peace and quiet, head down to our Sensory Quiet Sundays and enjoy the Museum at your own pace.


Sunday 5 June 

Pastime with Norm Flyn - The Bride Ships 

Sunday 12 June, 24 July & 14 August 

Sensory Quiet Sundays

Sunday 19 June & 17 July

As We Were Slide Afternoon

Sunday 26 June

Pastime with Irma Walter - The Strange Story of Convict Adolph Hecht

Sunday 10 July

Pastime with John Viska - The History of the Old Picton School

Sunday 31 July

Pastime with Kerry Trantham - Deconstruction of the Bunbury Jetty

Sunday 21 August  

Pastime with Barbara Rae - The Best of Family History Research

Sunday 28 August 

Pastime with Leslie Thiele - Forrest, O'Connor, Vasper. An Agony of Vision


For more information and to register to any of the above events please visit our Eventbrite by clicking HERE


The Classroom

As the last classroom added to the building around 1914, this room has been preserved to represent the former history of the building as a school. This room can also be used for venue hire.

 

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre Permanent Display

Step back in time through our main gallery to explore the heritage and history of the Bunbury region from pre-colonisation to today​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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