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Kalamunda History Village

Visit the largest folk museum in Western Australia depicting the unique hills life and industries that developed in the area.

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.  The two original railway stations and platform are on the National Trust List of Heritage Places.

Kalamunda History Village comprises 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

Access through the ZigZag Cultural Centre after paying at the Visitor Centre


Weekdays 10am to 3pm

Thursday 12pm to 3pm

Weekends 10am to 4pm


Entry Fees

Standard Visit

Adults $11

Concession $7

Children (over 5) $5

Educational Program

Group Visits

Group guided tours can be arranged. Please phone 9293 1371 to book

* Carers accompanying concession groups are admitted free

Bus Parking on Williams St

Please note last entry 30 minutes before closing 

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