Kalamunda History Village is on the site of the old Upper Darling Range Railway Station built in the 1890s to service the Zig Zag line which transported timber from Canning Mills to the main line at Midland Junction. It is the largest folk museum in Western
Australia depicting the unique hills life and industries that developed in the area. The two original railway stations and platform are on the National Trust List of Heritage Places.
Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pmThursday: 12noon - 3.00pmSaturday and Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pmNote: Last entry half an hour before closing
NOTE: Due to educational programmes being held, the History Village will be closed to public entry until 1.00pm on the following dates of August 2020: Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th, Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Monday 17th, Wednesday 19th, Wednesday 26th, Friday 28th, Monday 31st.
Extensive educational program, school holiday program and group tours available. Group visits can be made by appointment, outside the normal opening hours.
Please call (08) 9293 1371 to arrange a booking and more information.
Entry Costs: please check website for current entry fees
Address: 56 Railway Road, Kalamunda.Contact: Telephone - (08) 9293 1371Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite:
The museum consists of:
Location 12 Kalamunda Rd, Kalamunda, Western Australia 6076.
Stirk Cottage was built in 1881 by Frederick and Elizabeth Stirk. The Stirks took up a 10 acre property in the district known as Gooseberry Hill, this area later became the Kalamunda townsite. The cottage is made of wattle and daub using materials found
on the property - jarrah saplings for corner posts and mud carted and mixed by Elizabeth. Charles Brooks took over the cottage in 1896 and established Kalamunda's first shop in a barn alongside.
The area has since been developed into a park, named Stirk Park after these enterprising settlers.