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Busselton Museum

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The Busselton Museum

The Busselton Museum is housed in the one hectare Old Butter Factory Precinct which is nestled on the banks of the picturesque Vasse River. A replica of the old Busselton Jetty Rotunda enhances the vista and the building exhibits demonstrate Busselton’s diverse agricultural, forestry and maritime history with special attention focused on the famous 1920s Group Settlement Scheme and the heritage listed Old Butter Factory.

The Museum opened in 1975 and is now run entirely by volunteers from the Busselton Historical Society. Tuesdays are set aside for this willing band of workers who maintain the artefacts, build new displays and continually strive to keep this collection relevant.

There is lots to see and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it in the grounds by the Vasse River under the shade of the old Tuart trees.

Site Attractions

  • The Heritage listed Old Butter Factory building which has ten display rooms packed with photographs, equipment and memorabilia which trace the family, social, civic, commercial and maritime history of Busselton
  • A fully restored and furnished Group Settlement House
  • A fully restored and furnished 1920’s one-teacher school
  • The “Jumna” Paddle Steamer built by Canon Davies
  • Horse drawn vehicles and machinery
  • Timber industry engines and tractors
  • General farming engines and memorabilia
  • Restored butter making equipment including the restored Lancashire Boiler which powered the Butter Factory
  • Friendly members of the Busselton Historical Society to assist with your visit


Old Butter Factory Precinct

76 Peel Terrace, Busselton WA 6280

Email Enquiries

General  [email protected]

Research [email protected]

Opening Times:

10am – 4pm (summer hours)

Wednesday – Monday

Closed Tuesdays

There is so much to see in the Old Butter Factory and its grounds so we recommend that you reserve 2 hours for your visit.  Please arrive at least 1 hour before closing time.

Closed for some public holidays

We do group bookings

Take a Step Back in Time

The Heritage Butter Factory building has ten display rooms packed with photographs, equipment and memorabilia which trace the family, social, civic, commercial and maritime history of Busselton.

School Excursions

The Busselton Museum welcomes all groups, including school groups. Schools and other groups are by appointment.

Call us on +61 8 9754 2166 to make a group booking today!


If you would like to request the Busselton Historical Society do some research on your behalf, please download and complete the request form below. You can download the application as a pdf file or a word document.