Busselton Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Busselton Museum is housed in the one-hectare Old Butter Factory Precinct, which is nestled on the banks of the picturesque Vasse River. A replica of the old Busselton Jetty Rotunda enhances the vista. The building exhibits demonstrate Busselton’s diverse agricultural, forestry and maritime history with special attention focused on the famous 1920s Group Settlement Scheme and the local dairy industry.

A major feature is the heritage-listed Old Butter Factory building which has many display rooms packed with photographs, equipment and memorabilia which trace the family, social, civic, commercial and maritime history of Busselton. Everything from agriculture to whaling, from crockery, clocks and cameras to sewing machines, travel and transport are included.

The Museum opened in 1975 and is now run entirely by volunteers from the Busselton Historical Society. Tuesdays are set aside for this willing band of workers who maintain the artefacts, build new displays and continually strive to keep this collection relevant.

There is lots to see, and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it in the grounds by the Vasse River under the shade of the old Tuart trees.


Coach Parking Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Lawn / Gardens Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


Carers $5.00
Children 4 or under Free

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Cellar d’Or Winery Tours


image of the front of the old courthouse

Busselton Cultural Precinct


Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary, Busselton, Western Australia

Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary


Busselton Foreshore, Busselton, Western Australia

Busselton Foreshore


Vasse River and Rotary Park, Busselton, Western Australia

Vasse River and Rotary Park


Aquatastic, Busselton, Western Australia



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