Wharfinger’s House Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Enjoy learning about Derby’s fascinating history with a visit to the Wharfinger’s House Museum. Exhibits feature the shipping, telecommunications and aviation history of the area. You can see a range of interesting displays telling the history of the Wharf and the demise of the steam ship, the SS Colac. There are also a range of smaller displays of fossils, mud lobsters and termites.

The museum is set within a home that was built in the 1920s to house the Derby Port Wharfinger. The old building has been restored and is itself a fine example of the prefabricated wooden housing of that era, designed specifically to suit the warm tropical climate prior to the availability of air-conditioning.

Opposite the Museum is one of the oldest buildings in Derby – the old Wool Shed, which was used for the export of goods prior to 1964.

The Museum is run by volunteers and open from 10am – 2pm 7 Days a week from April to September. Derby is a 2 hour drive east of Broome.

Facilities

Carpark Coach Parking

Rates

From AU$2.00

Gold coin donation – no EFTPOS facilities

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