The Best Historical Places In Perth and Regional WA
Where can you find the best historical places in Perth and WA? Read on below and find out.
Western Australia has a rich history and is full of historical places to visit with the kids. Even if you think your children might not be interested in visiting these historical venues, you may just be surprised!
Having visited the Fremantle Prison, for example, with my nephew, who was around seven at the time, I was amazed by how much he took in and how many questions he asked of our tour guide – even more questions that any of the adult participants! These places are truly fascinating and are a fantastic look into the past. If you’d like to know more about some of the historical centres of Perth and WA, read on.
Always check the website for the most up to date opening hours and entry fees.
Fremantle has an overload of historical places to visit, including Fremantle Prison, the Army Museum, Monument Hill and two museums dedicated to its maritime history. You can read about more in detail below.
Fremantle Prison, Fremantle
1 The Terrace, Fremantle
Open: Daily 9am to 5pm
Army Museum of Western Australia
Artillery Barracks, 2 Burt Street, Fremantle
Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30am to 3pm (last entries at 1pm)
WA Maritime Museum and the Shipwreck Galleries
WA Maritime Museum
– Victoria Quay Road, Fremantle
– Cliff Street, Fremantle
Other places in Fremantle:
Guildford has a number of gorgeous old buildings that provide a look into the past. Some of the historical sites include:
Claremont Meanders – Glimpsing the Past
Anzac Cottage, Mount Hawthorn
38 Kalgoorlie Street, Mount Hawthorn
Open: First Sunday of the month between 1pm and 4pm
Azelia Ley Homestead Museum, Hamilton Hill
Image: Anzac Cottage Facebook page
Manning Park, Davilak Avenue, Hamilton Hill
Open: Sundays between 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Albany is the oldest colonial settlement in WA and has a history of whaling. Albany also has links to the Anzac legend as it was the last port of call for troops departing Australia. There is plenty of history to be found in Albany, including the below.
Kalgoorlie is known for its history of gold mining in WA. There are some absolutely AWESOME places to visit in Kalgoorlie, and you can read more below.
Of course, these are only a fraction of the places that hold historical significance in WA, and there are plenty of places to explore!
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