Museums of the Coral Coast

Visit the museums of Western Australia’s Coral Coast and embark on an incredible journey, discovering ancient Indigenous cultures, fascinating natural history, shipwrecks from fated European explorations and the amazing stories of early pioneers and explorers.

Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre

Located in the Nambung National Park, the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre houses interpretative displays and information about the natural history, flora and fauna of the region, as well as information on other national parks and nature reserves in the area.

Carnamah Historical Museum

For an insight into the rural history of Western Australia’s Coral Coast, visit Carnamah Historical Museum, housed in one the town’s many historic stone buildings.

Dongara’s Old Police Station

A visit to the Old Police Station in the Irwin District Museum is a must.

WA Museum

Geraldton’s WA museum offers a fascinating insight into the rich natural, social and maritime history of Western Australia’s Coral Coast. Learn about the Dutch shipwreck, Batavia, and the ancient culture of the Yamati people. A hilltop memorial to the lost sailors of the HMAS Sydney maritime disaster in 1941 also holds an important place in the region’s history books.

Chiverton House Museum

Constructed in the late 1800s, Northampton’s Chiverton House Museum showcases a large range of artefacts and photographs as well as restored farm machinery.

Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre

Celebrating the biodiversity of the region’s heritage listed ecosystems, Shark Bay’s World Heritage Discovery Centre explores the area’s natural landscapes, bays, islands, lagoons, marine and terrestrial landforms and animals.

Hamelin Pool stromatolites and telegraph station

When visiting the Hamelin Pool stromatolites there is an excellent viewing platform out over the water featuring interpretive displays. Nearby, the Hamlin Pool Telegraph Station also houses a small museum.

Check out the list of Coral Coast attractions or contact one of the region’s visitor centres for more details about visiting the museums of Western Australia’s Coral Coast.

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