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 closed to the public until further notice.


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.