10 May 2018 Fire Report, 27th March, 2018
On 27th March,2018 at 4.04pm , a fire was reported at the Busselton Old Butter Factory Museum in Peel Terrace, Busselton.In 2 hour,severe damage was caused to the first floor main gallery and smoke and water damage to several other rooms. A lot of precious artefacts were completely destroyed in the main gallery along with all cabinetry and furnishings. The roof over the main building was very badly damaged and will need replacing. The Busselton City Council and the local community have been very supportive, and it is going to be sometime before the museum will be able to reopen to the public, estimate early 2019? The Museum has set up a Gofundme page to raise funds to restore and replace contents, of course artefacts are irreplaceable. The gofundme link is: Gofundme Help Save Busseltons Museum or gf.me/u/huy9yn.