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.
Augusta Historical Museum
101 Blackwood Ave, Augusta WA 6290, Australia
4.4 (23 Google reviews)
carol negro28 July 2022
Excellent. Lots of historical artifects. Great knowledge of the local area. Well set out.
Myles O'Keeffe11 September 2020
Very helpful and lovely staff, entry by donation (no card facility though so bring some cash), European settlement (English) and some natural history.
Tony O'Hara14 August 2019
Fascinating place, most interesting stuff than many other museums. Would have liked a bit more time to have a longer look.
Lorraine Porteus25 January 2020
Very interesting information about the early times and the displays were very well set out.
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