Located on the beautiful banks of the Canning River, the City of Gosnells' Museum collection is housed in the State Heritage listed Wilkinson Homestead. The site has an interesting history that includes early European settlement, and the district's agricultural development. The Museum property and adjacent park are part of the 1829 land grant to pioneer John Okey Davis. The homestead, built in 1912, is on one of the largest citrus producing properties in nineteenth century Western Australia. Replica buildings, including the machinery shed, dunny and washhouse reflect life in earlier times.
The Museum is an attractive site for group visits and is available outside normal opening hours by request, for weddings or other group gatherings. The Museum can accommodate people with special needs. Chairs and tables can be provided. Please contact Heritage Services staff on 9397 3144 to discuss requirements.
Community support is essential to the operation of the Museum. Volunteers work with the collection, present education programs, provide tours, undertake research, and assist with other activities. To find out what positions are currently available check out the Heritage volunteering page.
To find out what the City is doing to record and preserve its history and heritage, visit the community involvement page. You may also be interested in visiting one of the City’s interesting historic places to learn more about local history and heritage.
34 Homestead Road
Gosnells WA 6110