Museum

Explore the history of the area at the Mundaring District Museum. This is managed by the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society and 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.   

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Explore

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.

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Investigate

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.  

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Educate

Ideal for excursions for children & adults

On display you might find a wheelchair used by patients at the Sanatorium, railway memorabilia such as a gangers' 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.

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Current Exhibition

"Open All Hours"

Our current exhibition, "Open All Hours" interprets the history of shopping in the Shire of Mundaring, and how changing lifestyles and patterns of consumption have affected how, when, and where we shop, as well as what we buy.  

Exhibition runs from 29 May 2021 to 3 March 2022. 

EXPLORE "OPEN ALL HOURS"

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Past Exhibitions

View some of our previous exhibitions

An interesting mix of exhibitions have 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" .   

EXPLORE PAST EXHIBITIONS

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 9.30 am - 4.00pm

Sunday: 10.00 am - 2.30pm.

The Museum may also be opened at other times for special events or on request.

Admission

Gold Coin Donation Appreciated

Group Visits

Arrangements can be made for school and group tours by phone (08) 9295 0540 or by emailing the OFFICE .

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Past Exhibtions

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Because History Matters