Group Visits
Extensive educational program, school holiday program and group tours available. Group visits can be made by appointment, outside the normal opening hours. Please call (08) 9293-1371 to arrange a booking and more information.

Kalamunda History Village is on the site of the old Upper Darling Range Railway Station built in the 1890s to service the Zig Zag line which transported timber from Canning Mills to the main line at Midland Junction. It is the largest folk museum in Western Australia depicting the unique hills life and industries that developed in the area. The two original railway stations and platform are on the National Trust List of Heritage Places.

The museum consists of

  • Locomotive G118 – a "G" Class locomotive of the type used on the Kalamunda line, including the Zig Zag, during its 49 years of government ownership
  • Railway stations – the original railway station (1903-1927) and a second railway station (1927-1949)
  • School House (1905-1970) – the area's first State school building
  • Post Offices – the original Post Office (1901-1921) and the first official Post Office (1921-1972)
  • Chamber's House (1922) – which depicts a typical pre World War II boarding house
  • McCullagh Cottage (1895) – a settler's cottage
  • Carriage Shed – housing a range of older transportation vehicles
  • Orchard Shed – showing the development of the orchard industry in the district
  • Blacksmith – a display of the blacksmith's trade
  • Sawpit – as used by the pioneers of the timber industry
  • Dunny – an original, complete with newspaper
  • Whim – used in the early days of the timber industry for moving logs - on loan from the WA Museum
  • Kalamunda Community Memorial Building – featuring transport display and memorial wall

Opening Hours
Mon - Wed & Fri 10am - 3pm
Thursday CLOSED
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
Note: Last entry half an hour before closing


Suitable for: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
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Physical Address: 
56 Railway Rd
Kalamunda WA 6076
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Phone Number: 
08 9293 1371