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Museum another hidden gem

Museum another hidden gem
25 September 2020

Looking for a weekend activity the whole family will enjoy?

Housed in a heritage-listed former community hall, the Bullsbrook Museum is a treasure trove of stories, memories and fascinating history.  

Lovingly curated displays tell the story of Bullsbrook, from its aviation heritage, lime pits and tales of bushranger Moondyne Joe, to its agricultural legacy and early years as Perth’s food bowl.

There are also period costumes for kids’ dress-up, toy trains and planes to play with, and games such as quoits, hoops and marbles.

The whole experience is educational, informative and interactive.

“The more the local community gets to know the museum the more precious it is becoming as part of Bullsbrook’s story,” says Anne Sibbel, President of the Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association (BRRA), which runs the museum.

“As our community grows and changes, it’s important that our stories are preserved for future generations,” Anne says.

The museum is run exclusively by volunteers, all dedicated to collecting, honouring and sharing Bullsbrook’s rich and varied history.

The museum project has been a labour of love for the many Bullsbrook residents who fought to save their historic community hall and persuade the City of Swan to carry out significant structural renovations.

With the help of a LotteryWest grant, the BRRA’s new history group secured the lease on the building and the museum opened its doors to the public in 2016.

A fascinating way to discover the history of Bullsbrook, the museum experience starts the moment you pull up into the car park.

The building itself has many a story to tell. It was built by the former Bullsbrook Progress Association in 1904 with £35 raised by the local community, a donation of land worth £10 and a government contribution of £90.

Attracting visitors from near and far, including seniors and schools groups, the museum, at 22 Turner Road, Bullsbrook, is open Sundays 10am - 2pm or by request.