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Absolute part of the historical fabric of York

Dating from the 1850's & the last remaining building from the original convict depot. Has had a... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Darrel J
Perth, Australia
Fantastically put together Museum

The Residency Museum in York has a very good historical approach to its displays. Starting with a... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Perth, Australia
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4 Brook St, York, Western Australia 6302, Australia
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Dating from the 1850's & the last remaining building from the original convict depot. Has had a variety of uses including Magistrates residence & part of old hospital Museum is thoughtfully "put together" & an essential experience if you wish to delve into the early...More

1  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 29 January 2018

The Residency Museum in York has a very good historical approach to its displays. Starting with a very sensitive explaination of the Indigenous peoples which has been produced in collaboration with local Aboriginal elders. It deals with the positive and negative results of the coming...More

Thank 382albert
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Extremely well set out museum. Lots of interesting stories of the area, great for kids as it is very hands on. Definitely recommend it if in the area.

Thank Sandgropers_13
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We were staying at the York caravan park and thought we would pop in a have a look .Wow what a surprise so much to do and see even got to dress up in some old world costumes. Heaps of local history.

Thank alexbusher66
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The displays commence with the pre-European history of the area. Fascinating. The collection of artefacts tell the stories of the area very effectively. Thoroughly worth spending a while . A lot of effort has been made into making kid-friendly activities including a dress up room,...More

Thank Austyannie
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Incredible information with a multitude of interesting artefacts on display and run by passionate enthusiasts. A fantastic tribute to the settlers who founded York. So glad we made the visit. Ray and Anne (U.K.)

1  Thank Anne P
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

There is history about the area before the town was built. Information on the local indigenous people that lived in the area, before the europeans arrived and of their plight during and after white settlement. It was good to see somebody telling of some of...More

1  Thank Cornelius T
Curator2014, Manager at York Residency Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Thank you for your review Cornelius, As you mentioned here at the York Residency Museum we have several panels and displays that explore Ballardong Noongar culture along with our Noongar six seasons bush food walk. We pride ourselves on recounting and exploring history from many...More

Reviewed 6 December 2016

The young lady who gave us information at the entry was excellent. She knew all about the museum and provided us with lots of information and brochures to help us get the most out of the buildings and gardens. The museum is well laid out...More

Thank Peach P
Curator2014, Manager at York Residency Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review Peach. We do have a wonderful team of staff and volunteers here at the Residency Museum, who really appreciate your praise. As you mentioned we are currently in the process of updating our Noongar six seasons bush food walk...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very interesting and we picked up a few clues to the family history to help us with the cemetary search. Women was really helpful .

1  Thank oh41gnt
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Typical of many local museums in Australian country towns, this one is crammed full of local history, interesting artefacts and fascinating stories of the life and times of the early pioneers and indigenous people. This museum makes a special point of engaging the kids with...More

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Response from Kaylean12 | Reviewed this property |
Although I am not connected to the museum, I do think the museum would be very interested. Only other organisation would be the York Society. The museum is open during the afternoon 1-3pm. on a Tuesday. Hope you enjoy your... More
20 January 2015|
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Response from Curator2014 | Property representative |
Yes, there is a small charge but it's great value, less than a cup of coffee! $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children. There are six rooms with up to date displays and over twenty hands-on activities for families.