King Cottage Museum

King Cottage Museum, Bunbury: Hours, Address, King Cottage Museum Reviews: 4/5

King Cottage Museum
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Stay275510
9 contributions
A Cottage Museum worth a visit
Jun 2019
A beautifully maintained Cottage Museum with a huge variety of exhibits to browse through on a guided tour - allow a good hour or so. Whether your interests are in vintage garments, accessories, children's wear, toys, war, farmng, logging, etc. Something for everyone to see. A must. Open 10.30-12.30 daily.
Written 23 July 2019
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bobnotthekelpie
Bunbury, Australia14 contributions
Great museum
Sep 2017
King Cottage is a great place for older people o revive memories of past and great for younger people to see how we lived. Has a lot to see and contains a lot of bunbury history. Well worth a visit by all ages
Written 11 February 2018
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Jeanette M
Sydney, Australia328 contributions
Very interesting litle museum
Oct 2017 • Couples
We were held up earlier in the day and only just arrived a fairly short time before the Museum was to close (on a Saturday). The lady who was the volunteer overseer and guide was extremely kind and stayed longer - thus allowing us to see each room of the lovely little house museum. There was a tremendous collection of historic artifacts throughout and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing each room with its contents. The volunteer lady was very knowledgeable about a lot of the items we were interested in looking at. It was great to see that such a house has been kept for its historical significance.
Written 5 December 2017
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Robert C
Bunbury, Australia10 contributions
Great history lesson
Jul 2017 • Couples
Is well worth visiting for young an old. Can spend hours browsing both bringing back memories or learning history an artifacts of yesteryear.
Written 25 October 2017
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York1,738 contributions
Interesting house museum
Aug 2017 • Solo
The King Cottage Museum is a nice house museum. It also has a collection of horse drawn carts and a variety of tools. Unfortunately the exhibits in the house do not have much in the way of descriptions.
Written 13 August 2017
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Jean L
Perth, Australia84 contributions
EXCELLENT LOCAL MUSEUM
May 2017 • Couples
We have previously visited King Cottage Museum on several occasions, and have seen it develop from the stages of setting-up, which required a great deal of work from volunteers, to the present more established stage where they now have a revitalised team who are able to take it to the next level and competently stage exhibitions which, for the small cottage, are big events.
The last time we visited was 20/5/17 for the commemoration of the Great Hunger, the major Irish famine. The committee of Lorraine, Jennifer and their fellow volunteers did an amazing job of working with the National Famine Museum of Ireland and gathering writers, a folk-singer, the local elderly Irish priest and others to contribute to the ceremony, the most touching part of which was the presentation of replica items which an immigrant girl was required to bring to her new country. These items were brought in procession by descendants of Bridget Mulqueen, who was sent to Bunbury and placed in a replica wooden travel box made by prisoners in a Dublin gaol.
Additionally, a similar ceremony was conducted in nearby Dardanup and a "shindig" held there in the evening.
More events are planned, and I suggest travellers keep a watch for these, and attend if interested in history.
The cottage was continually occupied until being purchased as a museum, and contains many well displayed items of historical interest. The guides are competent and enjoy showing visitors around the museum. School groups can visit, and children are given experiences from the past, such as doing laundry in a tub, using soap and a wash-board.
The wooden verandas are still intact and the gardens well-kept. The cottage and gardens are also available for weddings.
Written 23 May 2017
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suec58
Beedelup153 contributions
Interesting place and very cool on a very hot day!
Jan 2017 • Family
Took 7 year old grandson here and he thoroughly enjoyed hearing some of the tales and seeing all the old fashioned things that were once used.
The house is lovely and cool on a very hot day.
Written 9 January 2017
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Patricia F
Bunbury, Australia27 contributions
Written history & beautiful old house
Jul 2016 • Friends
The volunteers know a lot about the place/history and are very happy to show you the house/furniture/equipment and photos on display. A visit is recommended if you are in Bunbury
Written 15 November 2016
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newdejavu
Perth, Australia66 contributions
Surprisingly interesting
Dec 2015 • Friends
I will admit, I didnt have high hopes. I attended as a school mum volunteer. But it was fantastic! Learnt so much, and the kids seemed to really enjoy it as well.
Written 20 October 2016
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,479 contributions
Preserving local history
Oct 2016 • Couples
We have visited on a number of occasions over the years and decided that it was again time as it was some 4 years since our last visit. Plenty of local history crammed into the cottage, annex and shed. Well presented considering space limitations. Some exhibits brought back memories of our younger years. Excellent friendly and knowledgable volunteers displaying admirable pride in the complex. Definitely worth a visit if you live in or are visiting Bunbury. $10 adult, $7 concession and children free. Open 2 - 4pm.
Written 15 October 2016
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