Want to know how Bunbury became the city it is today? Step into the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre and find out.
Opened in November 2016, this new museum uses both modern technology and historical objects to tell the story of how Bunbury was shaped.
Among the many highlights is a suspended sculpture of a ship, which represents the city’s maritime history, including the many shipwrecks that are buried under the Koombana Bay shoreline.
Other subjects the museum shines a spotlight on range from pre-European Noongar culture, visiting whalers, early settlers, and the development of the Bunbury Port.
The museum space itself is also interesting as it is located in the state heritage-listed Paisley Centre, formerly the Bunbury Boys School. In past years, the building was also a theatre, restaurant and dance school.
Regular events held at the museum include Saturday Storyteller, which takes places on the second Saturday of the month. And each Tuesday morning, the community is invited to Meet the Curator.