Explore Manjimup’s rich timber heritage at our Timber Museum, a vital tribute to the timber industry’s significance in our region. Immerse yourself in the captivating tale of the local timber trade through dynamic exhibits, captivating displays, and authentic artifacts. Gain insights into the logging practices, the tools and machinery that shaped our community, and the industry’s profound impact on our growth and development.
Nestled within the Manjimup Heritage Park, our unique museum stands as a testament to the timber industry’s role in Western Australia and its influence on the towns within the Shire of Manjimup. It is an invaluable piece of our history, shedding light on the history, technology, and the people who defined Western Australia’s first major industry.
Embark on a journey to uncover the history, technology, and the people who played pivotal roles in Western Australia’s inaugural major industry. Delve into the roots of the State’s timber industry and discover how it continues to shape the lives of those residing in the Southern Forest region at the award-winning State Timber Museum. Since its inauguration in 1977, the museum pays homage to the enduring impact of the timber and forestry industry on the lives of Western Australians and our local community.
ACCESS AND INCLUSION
The Manjimup Visitor Centre and Manjimup Heritage Park are dedicated to ensuring that all visitors have an enjoyable experience at the Park and Museums. If you need any assistance during your visit, please ask our friendly staff.
The Shire of Manjimup’s Community Services team are often able to provide access support for visitors. For more information on the Museum and Parks accessibility or for any special requests please contact the Community Services team on 9771 7777.
The State Timber Museum is fully accessible by wheelchair. The museum design was built in partnership with Alzheimer’s WA to ensure the interior design is dementia friendly.
Assistance dogs are welcome at the museum.
FOR VISITORS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
- Direct access to the museum is from the outside. As you enter the museum a motion activated speaker will play nature sounds. This is a short recording. As you move through the museum the space is open with interpretation panels against the wall. The lighting is general, soft and unobtrusive.
- There is an audio nook where visitors can listen on headphones to people talk about the timber industry.
- In the centre of the museum is a kid’s space with cushions, games and books.
- Every half an hour a speaker will sound a steam whistle recording. This is very short but can be loud.
- At the far end of the museum a TV plays a short video on the timber industry.
- The Manjimup Heritage Park offers child size noise cancelling headphones upon request at Manjimup Visitor Centre. These are available to borrow, free of charge.