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Bullsbrook Museum is a quaint little building designated to preserving and sharing the history of Bullsbrook, situated in the City of Swan. If you plan on visiting the Swan Valley, add this to your itinerary.
The building opened in 1904 and has been well used by the local community throughout the 100 plus years for a variety of activities including dances, weddings, baptisms, markets, as well as by many local groups including the school (which closed in 1952).
During 2012/13, The City of Swan acknowledged the historical significance of the hall and closed the Hall to undertake some much needed structural renovations to ensure it's preservation. The Hall is now heritage listed and protected for the future.
Everything in the museum has a link of some kind to the area and therefore has historical importance.
A fabulous 'life in the trenches' display will enable children to build pictures in their minds of this immensely important event and relate those pictures to school work they will be doing or already been involved in. It's so visual and correct that it will prompt questions from all ages.
Over 8 million horses were lost in World War 1 and this photo shows service men that inventively gathered in a horse head shape to commemorate the horses that were lost. This is what I will take away (and remember for years) from visiting the Bullsbrook Museum.
Another good display and glassed walled cabinets full of things to look at, are all to do with the very local RAAF Base Pearce. There is information on the planes they used to fly and ones they still fly and the training they go through with each plane. There is generally lots of planes flying around overhead, with training taking place almost every day of the week. We were lucky enough to see around nine red planes flying in formation and some very low flying fighter jets.
The museum is run by lovely volunteers who are only too pleased to show you things and engage you in the different things they have on offer there. They have some lovely stories to tell too.
Every day is a school day and the Bullsbrook Museum will feel anything but a school day. You and your children, regardless of age, will all learn something by visiting. My children asked so many questions about all the curios and made them think about how life has changed over the years.
There are toilets on site, a playground for younger children and plenty of parking. Entry is free (if you would like to leave a donation, it will be gratefully accepted and go to good use), opening hours are currently Wednesday and Sundays 10.00am - 2.00pm and don't forget to sign the visitors book when you are leaving.
If walls could talk, there would be some fascinating stories to be told here!