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Augusta Historical Museum

Monday - Sunday: 1:00 until 4:00 PM
101 Blackwood Ave, Augusta WA 6290
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A fascinating collection of artefacts, photographs and books documenting the rich history of the Augusta-Margaret River Region. Augusta Historical Museum was established in 1979 to preserve the town's local history and to share it with others.

Displays include details of families involved in the settlement of Augusta in 1830, which was the third European settlement in Western Australia.  Also showcased are artefacts from local shipwrecks, from the MC Davies timber empire (1880s to 1915), the local environment, personal effects of early settlers, details of the 1920s group settlements, commemorative china, coins and medals, garments from various eras, church organs and the whale rescue events which put Augusta on world news headlines.

It is a recognised Municipal Museum under the Augusta Margaret River Shire, affiliated with the Western Australian Museum.

Google Reviews

11
Sep
2020
Very helpful and lovely staff, entry by donation (no card facility though so bring some cash), European settlement (English) and some natural history. Myles O'Keeffe
22
Jul
2020
A great place to visit very interesting about past history, thank you Steve Paxman
09
Sep
2020
Very friendly staff, entry by donation ( no card facility though so bring some cash), mainly European settlement and natural history. English curios. Myles O'Keeffe
25
Jan
2020
Very interesting information about the early times and the displays were very well set out. Lorraine Porteus
14
Aug
2019
Fascinating place, most interesting stuff than many other museums. Would have liked a bit more time to have a longer look. Tony O'Hara
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