If you’re looking for a place to explore and learn Rottnest Island’s rich history, the Wadjemup Museum is a must-visit. Discover a range of exhibits with 40,000 year old artefacts, vintage podcasts, contemporary atworks, and incredible outdoor sculptures on display.
Developed in partnership with the Rottnest Island Wadjemup Aboriginal Reference Group, the Wadjemup Museum shares the history of Rottnest Island through stories about imprisonment, natural history, arts and culture, and contemporary milestones such as how the island was used for quarantine in 2020.
In the museum, you’ll find items like the old lighthouse keeper’s jacket, whale bones, seaweed collages, and images and stories of holiday makers enjoying the island over the last century. Find 17 more displays, plus a theatrette, audio experiences and an interactive touchscreen for kids.
You can find the Wadjemup Museum inside the old Mill and Hay Store, just behind the Rottnest Bakery and General Store in the Settlement.
Open every day from 10am – 3:30pm
Entry to the Wadjemup Museum is by donation, with proceeds going to the Rottnest Island Foundation. PayWave and cash donations are accepted.