Wanneroo Regional Museum
This Museum collects, preserves and showcases, the City of Wanneroo’s rich history and heritage through a range of exciting displays which comprise more than 550 objects and photographs. Through objects like an Aboriginal buka, an original beach shack, a road roller and shipwreck treasures, the stories associated with our cultural heritage are shared and celebrated.
The recollections of local residents interpret the region’s journey from an open land of lakes and a traditional Aboriginal lifestyle, to an isolated community of pioneers and on to its subsequent growth into a thriving centre of industry and a contemporary multicultural society.
The Museum offers an excellent range of educational and public programs particularly suited to Years K to 6 students. The programs address key areas of historical knowledge including early settlers and local history, Aboriginal culture, World War 1 involvement and also offer strong links to the Australian history curriculum.
Public programs include our popular “It’s All About the Past”, which has been designed to introduce little ones aged between 2 and 5 years to the history of Wanneroo in a fun and interactive way. Children can explore different themes throughout the program via craft activities and play.
If you have ever wondered what goes on in a museum, then our “Behind the Scenes” guided tour on the last Friday of each month is a must do. The tour lasts one hour, is suitable for all levels of knowledge and is presented by the museum curator.