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Current Exhibitions

The Fabrics of Bunbury

Friday 2 February 2024 until Sunday 31 March 2024

Clothing and textiles can express identity and illustrate stories - not just individual lives, but about shared values, experiences, and histories. Fabrics can show that we belong to a group and help us to stand out in the crowd.

The Fabrics of Bunbury exhibition showcases the diversity of styles and stories that live within the Museum's clothing and textile collections.  The exhibition includes items kindly loaned to BM+HC by community members.

Explore the exhibition to find common threads woven together through different times, cultures, and places.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Enjoying Our Waterfront: Since Forever

April 2024

Bunbury Museum + Heritage Centre will open a new exhibition, Enjoying Our Waterfront: Since Forever, sponsored by the South West Development Commission’s Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront initiative.

In the lead-up to the exhibition, BMHC is running a photo competition to find the best images of people enjoying Bunbury’s beautiful waterfront, whether in the distant or not-so-distant past. The waterfront includes the area spanning from Jetty Baths to the Dolphin Discovery Centre. 

View the top 10 entries chosen by our judges on display and cast your vote for Peoples' Choice.

The competition closes on 29 February 2024. Click here to enter.


Permanent Exhibition

The Museum’s permanent exhibition tells the unique stories of the South West's regional centre and the colourful characters who helped to make Bunbury the vibrant port city that it is today. From the oldest continuous living culture of the Wardandi Noongar Aboriginal Australians, to the shipwrecks and struggles of early migrants, convicts and wartime stories, daily life and local industry - the people of the region have all contributed to this city’s rich history.