Explore the history of the area at the Mundaring District Museum. This is managed by the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society and is housed in one of the classrooms of the former Mundaring School. The Museum shares the Old Schoolhouse building with the Mundaring Visitor Centre.
Please note the Museum is not at the same location as the MHHS Office.
Take time to browse and learn
At the museum you can explore different aspects of the history of the area. Exhibitions change regularly, with recent themes including the history of Chidlow's World War 2 Army Camps, Shops and Shopping from the 1880s to the 1980s, and Mundaring's Geophysical Observatory.
Permanent exhibition on display
Our permanent exhibition space in the foyer traces the story of the school itself and of the students who passed through its doors.
The story of the fight to save the School House from demolition in the early 1990s is also outlined in the foyer.
The photograph on the right depicts the opening of the second classroom at the Mundaring School in 1913.
Ideal for excursions for children & adults
On display you might find a wheelchair used by patients at the Sanatorium, railway memorabilia such as a ganger's trolley, and school supplies used by children when the Old School House was still a school. We also have temporary exhibitions exploring local topics including specific people, events and anniversaries.
The "What the Frock" exhibition explores garments worn to celebrate and protect the move of an individual from one social category to another. Often there is a ceremony or a ritual connected to this ‘rite of passage’ to mark the event. Here you will see dresses, garments and accessories worn at weddings, funerals, burials, balls, christenings, and other celebrations.
Come and explore the exhibition - the Museum is open every day!
Gold Coin Donation Appreciated.
More details on What The Frock HERE!
RUNS TO NOVEMBER 2023
"What The Frock!"
View some of our previous exhibitions
An interesting mix of exhibitions has been curated and shown in our Museum over the years. These include Hoofprints in the Hills, Bush Bounty, and A Stitch in Time. Don't forget to come and visit us at the museum for our current exhibition "Open All Hours".
Monday to Saturday: 9.30 am - 4.00 pm
Sunday: 10.00 am - 2.30 pm
The Museum may also be opened at other times for special events, or on request.