Rockingham Museum Rockingham District Historical Society

Rockingham Museum Rockingham District Historical Society

Museum in Rockingham, WA

The Rockingham Museum was first opened in 1974 at a site in Marine Terrace it has operated from the current site since 1979. The Rockingham Museum is housed in an Art Deco building, the former Rockingham Road Board Building built in 1946/47.It was extended in 1988 to join the library building which become part of the museum building in 1999.

 There are numerous displays throughout the museum depicting a variety of aspects of our history. They are designed to educate and inform local residents, visitors and children of the history of Rockingham and surrounding areas.

There is a local history library on site that not only covers Rockingham but also our state’s history, this can be accessed by members of the public for research purposes. We have a large map collection and local newspapers on microfilm and hard copy. The Rockingham Cemetery Records are available.

The Rockingham District Historical Society was formed in 1969 as a branch of the Royal West Australian Historical Society, we are now an affiliated member and we are also a member of Museum Australia.  One of the aims of the society is to maintain the museum and library. We hold a monthly meeting on the last Saturday of the month at 2 pm, February to November. Meetings from March to November are followed by a speaker and afternoon tea. Members of the public are invited to attend!

 

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