Connections with the Perth Hills Pioneer Days
At opportunity to explore the heritage of the early settlers in the Perth Hills. The Village has twelve pioneer and early settler's buildings, with the 1905 School, 1898 McCullagh Cottage and the 118 Locomotive. Children's activities are available at weekends. Group bookings essential.
The Village offers a trip down memory lane representing the heritage of the district of Kalamunda, the Perth Hills and many rural areas of WA. It is the largest folk museum in WA. The 1905 School has wooden desks and blackboards. The two original railway stations, 1903 and 1927, have a G118 Locomotive on rails in front of the platform. The McCullagh Cottage, built in 1898 by the family, contains furniture and artefacts from their era. The Blacksmith Workshop has many farrier’s tools. The Carriage Shed has four horse drawn carriages and a display of the important timber industry in the Hills. The Orchard Shed has a working fruit grader representing the orchard industry and the Memorial Building displays two tractors, a fire engine, and a 1950’s bus. The Memorial Building celebrates the life of the pioneer families, and their occupations with a display of their vehicles. It also records the early businesses, schools and Associations that were part of early Kalamunda Life.