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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.  

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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.


Current Exhibition

"We've Got Balls!"

This new exhibition is now open to the public!

For many generations in towns across Australia local sporting clubs have played the important role of bringing people together socially to contribute to the community’s sense of place and belonging.


Many areas in the Hills developed sporting teams quite early, from at least 1900. Popularity of different sports grew and by the 1950s and 1960s sport was central to the community. The most popular were football and hockey in winter, and cricket and tennis in summer.


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Past Exhibitions

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 "We've Got Balls".   


Opening 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.


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.


Past Exhibitions

Click on exhibition image for more information

Because History Matters

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