Jarrahdale Museum and History

To learn more about Jarrahdale, visit The Old Post Office Museum, 631 Jarrahdale Road, Jarrahdale.  Open Weekends and Public Holidays or make a special appointment for your group please contact us.  

"... Initially the location was known as 'Jarrahdale Station, The Serpentine' and to the locals as Jarrahdale Village. 

Jarrahdale developed steadily and by the mid 1870s, fifty houses had been built as well as a materials store and workshop supporting the mill, plus a school for the town. Some recreational facilities were established including a library..."  Read more about the History of Jarrahdale.

Ongoing Exhibit: First Timber Town

This exhibition brings together interesting facts, artifacts and photographs from the very early days of Jarrahdale - First Timber Town.  

Visit the museum on weekends or public holidays.

Alternatively, if you would like to make a special visit, members of the Society will be more than happy to open the museum – contact us!


Jarrahdale's Museum and Historical Places of Interest:

Old Post Office Museum

The Old Post Office is the starting point of many guided walks, run by the Jarrahdale Heritage Society.
Built in 1896, the Old Post Office provides a wealth of information on the attractions of Jarrahdale, its rich history, as well as a range of local crafts at reasonable prices.
The Old Post Office not only serves as a tourist centre, but also as a museum, documenting the history of the area. It is home to a large collection of historical records and photos, unique to this museum. Located on Jarrahdale Road, Jarrahdale. The Museum is closed from mid-December until February. Viewings can also be arranged by appointment: (08) 9525 5161 - Read More
Opening Hours:

Saturday: 10.00am - 2.00pm

Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Public Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel: 9525 5358
 

Catholic Church St Maria Goretti

Cnr Cousens Street and Atkins Road
In 1885 a Roman Catholic chapel was opened and blessed by Rev. Fr. J. Duff and known as St James.

In 1923 Father T.R. O’Grady handed over his presbytery to the Sisters of St Joseph’s for a convent and took up residence at the back of the old church. On 24 February 1924 a school was opened in a hall with 35 children in attendance. - Read More
 

Centenary Log

off Jarrahdale Road
Commemorates Jarrahdale's logging history. The centenary log represents 100 years of logging in Jarrahdale. Set next to Gooralong Brook, it is within walking distance to the Old Post Office Museum. - Read More
 

Historic Jarrahdale Cemetery

Atkins Road
This cemetery has served Jarrahdale since the 1883. Ironwork was restored by Karnet prisoners in 1998. Cemetery records are available at the Old Post Office Museum. - Read More
 

Indicator Pole

Jarrahdale
This structure demonstrates the height and width of jarrah trees originally found in the forest. The fallen jarrah log was brought into the park to compliment the indicator pole. - Read More
 

Jarrahdale General Store

Jarrahdale Road
The historic Jarrahdale General Store was built in 1872 and offers a look at yesteryear. Apart from the basics that a small village store offers, the Jarrahdale General Store incorporates the Olde Store Cafe which offer a range of delicious cakes and luscious apple pies, as well as Cappuccino or Pot of Tea. Dine on the jarrah deck overlooking the Heritage Park, and enjoy a Ploughman's lunch or Woodcutters breakfast. - Read More
 

Jarrahdale Mill

Jarrahdale Road
Although the modern section of this mill has been demolished, many older parts still remain. - Read More
 

Machinery Museum

Jarrahdale Road
A large collection of cars, tractors and various other pieces of machinery from throughout the 20th century. - Read More
Phone: (08) 9525 5024
George Parolo 

Mill Managers House

Jarrahdale Heritage Park
This heritage listed building was built c1885 for the Mill Manager. Historic home currently under restoration by the National Trust of WA. - Read More
 

St Paul's Anglican Church

Jarrahdale Road
St Paul's was originally sited on the other side of the valley off Armstrong Road. Built in 1896 and moved to Atkins Street in the 1950s. The nails used in construction were all hand made.

The church was moved to its present site in December 2008. - Read More
 

War Memorial

Jarrahdale Road
Jarrahdale's recognition of those who died World War I. - Read More
 

Whittnish Cottage

Jarrahdale Road
See how families lived at the turn of the century. This historic cottage is furnished with period furniture to recreate an image of the early 1900's. Admission is $2.00 per person - Read More
Julie Parolo - Phone: (08) 9525 5024 

Old Post Office Museum

Built in 1896, the Old Post Office provides a wealth of information on the attractions of Jarrahdale, its rich history, as well as a range of local crafts at reasonable prices.

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Guided Walks

Our award winning guided walks start at the Old Post Office Museum, 631 Jarrahdale Road, unless stated otherwise. Donations appreciated – funds go towards upkeep of trails, signs etc.

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History of Jarrahdale

In the 1830s, a route was marked and cleared from the Kelmscott region south east to King George Sound, (now Albany) and was to be known in time as the Albany Highway...

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