KALAMUNDA
AND DISTRICTS
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

----------------- Kalamunda History Village ----------------

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 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

Entry Fees and location map

Access through the new Zig Zag Cultural Centre after paying at the Visitor Centre.

A UNIQUE PART OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA'S HISTORY

More photographs can be seen at Google Photos of The Kalamunda History Village

Standard Visit

Adults $7

Concession $5

Children $3

 

Educational Tours

Standard tour - $3 per student*

Education tour - $8 per student*

Education Programme - $8 per student*

Pre-primary tour - $8 per student*

Lower secondary education tour - $8 per student*

Teacher's resource package available at $10 per set

*Accompanying adults for educational tours pay $3.00

 

Holiday Program

$10 per child (GST inclusive)

Held in April, July and October school holidays. Dates are subject to change each year.

 

Group Visits

*Carers accompanying Concession groups are admitted free.

 

Bus parking on Williams Road

Download your free Excursion Planner (2016).pdf

 

Please note - last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Come and see us in person!