Our original Group House from c1930 is a fully equipped house displaying many items from the period. Our Group Settlement collection also includes a replica group settler’s humpy which is a settlers ‘home’ prior to the building of their Group House, a restored cow shed, a restored pan lavatory and a replica Cream Room.
This forge is still used today by our artisans, on special occasions, such as the Annual Open Day, and School Days, displays of blacksmithing are a great attraction. Maybe our blacksmith will make you a horse shoe! Right next door is our Harness room with many different collections for the riding enthusiast.
Owned by the State Government, through the Agricultural Department this Butter Factory was opened in 1918. In 1926 South West Dairy Produce Co-operative became the owners and the name changed to Sunny West. There are several displays showing artefacts from the Butter Factory throughout the museum including the dedicated Dairy Room.
Our large marine collection includes includes whaling artefacts and many other items associated with the jetty. Try our Shipwreck Walk along the banks of the Vasse River, next to our picnic area, which tells the tales of some of the old shipwrecks in this region and is sure to fascinate.
A replica of the Rotunda once situated at the Busselton Jetty sits beside the Vasse River on a lawn and tree lined picnic area. Water birds including swans and pelicans abound, you may even see blue wrens. Bring your lunch or morning tea and enjoy the peace, the towering Tuart trees and the river in its natural state.