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Busselton Museum in the Heritage Butter Factory

Heritage and Culture

Overview

Due to a fire on 27th March, 2018, the Busselton Museum at the Heritage Butter Factory is currently undergoing renovations.

The Old Butter Factory grounds will open to the public on January 22 for a gold coin donation. Following this, it will revert to normal opening hours and entry fees will be half price until the full museum collection is available for viewing. The old settlement house, school room and machinery shed will all be able to be viewed.



Discover another time at the Busselton Museum, housed in the Heritage Butter Factory.

The museum is home to ten display rooms packed with photographs, equipment and memorabilia which trace the family, social, civic, commercial and maritime history of Busselton - one of the oldest settlements in Western Australia.

More information

The museum displays everything from agriculture to whaling; from crockery, clocks and cameras to sewing machines, travel and transport is included. Special features include:

1850 - bedroom and nursery
1850 - 1950 kitchen furniture and utensils
1850 - 1960 civic dignitaries and records
1860 - 1900s formal dress, dining and entertainment
1918 - 1952 butter making
1940 - general store

Displays that demonstrate the development of mechanised laundry and the safe, cool storage of food.

The one hectare site is nestled on the banks of the picturesque Vasse River and in spring is a perfect spot to view wildflowers. A replica of the Jetty Rotunda enhances the vista and the exhibits demonstrate Busselton's diverse agricultural, forestry and maritime history.

Special attention is also focused on the famous 1920's Group Settlement Scheme which shaped much of the development of the South West.

Admission Prices
Adults $8.00
Children 5-16 $3.00
Concession $6.00

Group Bookings
The Busselton Museum welcomes all groups, including school groups by appointment. We can also arrange packages including museum entry, a walking tour of Pioneer Cemetery, St Mary's Church Cemetery and morning tea.

Reviews

Peter Ott
Peter Ott
5.0
Precious time capsule. The dedication of volunteers is commendable. Thank you for your hard work.
Hkiow Ting
Hkiow Ting
5.0
Excellent collection of the things i saw from 70-80s as a child, bring back the old memories.
Nicole Sim
Nicole Sim
4.0
Definitely worth a visit! There's a lot to explore so make sure you give it Atleast an hour. Great to see the history and the volunteers there were very kind to make sure we saw everything :) would be a good outing for kids
Michelle O.
Michelle O.
5.0
Large range of artifacts and very helpful staff. 100 years old and still going strong! Thank you.
Ali Fen
Ali Fen
5.0
Very interesting. The volunteers are friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.