​​​​Visit Mount Flora Museum and discover the rich and diverse history of the City of Stirling. Explore the history through photographs, displays, artefacts and stories. It is worth a visit to Mount Flora Museum for the view alone!

Attractions

The exhibits at the Mount Flora Museum offer a look into region's past through photographs and artefacts.
Permanent exhibitions include:

  • Market gardens
  • Suburb histories
  • Early school days

The mezzanine floor focuses on social history, where visitors can look through 'windows into the past' and see what typical rooms were like in the early days. For example, one exhibit is a 1940s kitchen showing utensils at the time, such as a wood stove, and a dining room set for a family dinner.

Go up the stairs to the panoramic lookout and you get one of the best views in the northern suburbs. In 1942 the Defence Forces also utilised the building as an observation post, and you can still see the fantastic view today.

A mural by Anne-Maree Pelusey is painted on the walls of the lookout and features about 300 local fish.

Outside the museum, there is a large grassy park with a children's playground and picnic area.

About the museum

The Mount Flora Museum is housed in a 1936 water tank originally built for North Beach residents. After being phased out of service in the 1970s, the City of Stirling and the North Suburban Historical Society developed the facility into a museum.

Events at the Museum

Dreamtime Stories

The Mount Flora Regional Museum is hosting an afternoon of Aboriginal dreamtime storytelling with well-known and respected Nyoongar Elder Marie Taylor. After a 'Welcome to Country', there will be Aboriginal dancers followed by storytelling.

Immerse yourself with stories that have been shared for thousands of years, and bring along a picnic to enjoy with the family after the event.

There will also be an activities table for the children and the Museum will be open from 4.00 pm.

Activity

Time

Museum Open
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Activities Table
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Welcome to Country and Aboriginal Dancers
5.00pm - 5.30pm
Story time
5.30pm - 6.30pm

This is a free event, however bookings are essential as there are limited spots available.  For bookings please click here

History and Heritage Awards

The City of Stirling History and Heritage Awards Program is a biennial event established to recognise the efforts made by individuals and groups in the conservation of the City's built environment and streetscape, and the promotion and enhancement of the City's history and heritage.  The Awards also aim to raise awareness of local history and heritage.

 **Nomination Period for the 2018 History and Heritage Awards will be opening soon**

For more information visit the History and Heritage Awards page.


Visiting the Museum

Location

Mount Flora Regional Museum
Elvire Street, Watermans Bay

Wheelchair and general disabled access is available from the car park to the ground floor and the park area. Off street parking is also available.

Opening hours

Wednesday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

First Sunday of each month 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Next Sunday opening is 4 February 2018

​Other times by appointment.

Additional Opening Hours for 2018 School Holidays 

​Thursday 11 January 2018
​10.00am - 4.00pm
​Friday  12 January 2018
​10.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 18 January 2018
10.00am - 4.00pm
​Friday 19 January 2018
​10.00am - 4.00pm

Museum tours

Our museum curator hosts guided tours where she relates local stories and informs visitors about the historical background of the museum site and building.

Community and school groups are welcome to visit by appointment.

Please call to book a tour.

Looking for a meeting venue?

The Mount Flora Meeting Room is available for hire. Please call (08) 9205 8818 for enquiries and bookings.

Contact us

For more information, the museum curator can be reached through the Customer Contact Centre via email or by calling (08) 9205 8555.