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Published April 21st 2013
Soak up the history of Armadale
If you are a bit of a history buff or like to learn about old buildings and Australian artefacts, visit the Armadale History House Museum. The City of Armadale area itself has a rich historical background and the museum is an interesting place to visit, plus it's free.
Armadale History House Museum
Established in 1967 by the Armadale-Kelmscott Historical Society, the Armadale History House Museum is located on Jull Street in Armadale.
The Armadale History House Museum houses a number of permanent and temporary exhibitions. The museum contains a growing collection of artefacts, pioneer exhibits, Aboriginal history displays as well as geological finds.
There is an extensive collection of domestic items that were brought to Australia from Europe and Asia by immigrants starting a new life in the area.
The museum also has a significant collection of Australian political cartoons by Ben Strange dating from the late 1800's till the 1930's.
Guided tours can be arranged of the Museum and Precinct buildings, or you can wander around at your own pace. The museum forms part of the Minnawarra Historical Precinct and parklands, so there are plenty of interesting things to see.
The Armadale-Kelmscott area was founded, as a tiny outpost, by early settlers and explorers in approximately 1830. It started as a small settlement but quickly mushroomed into a vital and prosperous area with houses, roads, shops and a railway station. A visit to the museum is an excellent opportunity to see how the area developed and learn a little about the historical significance.
Admission to the Armadale History House Museum is free.
The Armadale History House Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00am till 12noon and 2.00pm till 4.00pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 1.00pm till 4.00pm.
For further information about the Armadale History House Museum visit the City of Armadale website.