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Bridgetown Historical Society

Bridgetown Historical Society

The Bridgetown Historical Society Inc., affiliated with the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, is the custodian of historical artefacts, photos and ephemera relating to earlier Bridgetown society.

The Society also curates the Bridgetown Police Station 1880 Museum, located at 148 Hampton Street.

This photograph was taken in October 1898. The official opening of the railway station had been booked for early October, but regrettably none of the dignitaries or parliamentarians from Perth could attend, so the official opening was postponed until 1st December 1898 to coincide with show day. This photograph is of the unofficial opening. The first train arrival into Bridgetown was in July 1898.

The Bridgetown Police Station Museum opening hours are currently from 10:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, and from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday and Friday.

If you would like to view the museum outside these hours please ring BHS on
0487 592 704. Or the Community Resource Centre next door to the museum can arrange access during working hours.
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