Heathcote Museum & Gallery
Housed in Swan House, originally a hospital building that was part of the Heathcote Mental Reception Home, the Heathcote Museum and Gallery has a commitment to showing diverse work from people who see art and culture as an important part of their life.
As part of a vibrant precinct, the museum offers visitors an insight into the early importance of Point Heathcote and its vital role in the mental health facilities developed throughout Western Australia.
The gallery aims to nurture the production, enjoyment and understanding of diverse art through engaging programs, innovation and excellence.
-:- Discover the siginificance of the Point Heathcote (Goolugatup) site from Aboriginal to the present time.
-:- Learn about the Heathcote Mental Reception Home and the significant role it played in mental health practice in WA 1928 to 1996.
Museum and Site Tours:
Site tours of the Heathcote Cultural Precinct explore the significance of the site to Aboriginal people, white settlers and its later development into a mental health reception home.
Contact the Museums and Local History team to arrange a tour on (08) 9364 0158.
Museum Collection & Research:
The Heathcote Museum collection includes photographs, newspaper articles, maps and plans, oral histories and documents. It also contains a small number of historical artefacts.
All resource material is available for the community to view for research purposes or just for those interested in the history of Point Heathcote, and is primarily located at the Local History Reference Collection at the Melville Discovery Centre.
To make an appointment to view this collection, telephone 9364 0158.
Tuesday - Friday, 10am-3pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm - 4pm
Closed on Mondays and public holidays.
❊ Address & Contacts ❊
⊜ 58-60 Duncraig Road Applecross Western Australia 6153 Map
✆ Telephone: 08 9364 5666
❊ Web Links ❊
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