Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre’s new curator, Rachael Wedd, has aimed to enhance the profile of and developing local content for the attraction.
Ms Wedd comes to the museum with a wealth of experience in tourism, museums and even palaeontology.
Ms Wedd said the history in and around Bunbury made the potential of the Museum exciting.
“I am passionate about being part of the Museum’s evolution, and working with the team to develop more local content, particularly in regards to the local Aboriginal history in the region,” she said.
“I am looking forward to being a part of the Museum and hope people will pop in and say hi.”
Ms Wedd said she keen to engage with locals who had historical items they would be interested in loaning for display.
“The museum is still building its collection and any objects relating to Bunbury’s history are more than welcome,” she said.
The museum’s collection features a “shipwreck” suspended from the ceiling, interactive screens and custom-made exhibition materials.
The museum also has a classroom, funded by the Chefs Long Table Lunch, reflecting 100-year-old school life and contemporary educational facilities.
The museum also holds school holiday activities and a range of presentations and events throughout the year.
The facility, located in the Paisley Centre, is open to the public from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
More information about the museum is available from www.bunburymuseum.com.au.