Harvey Railway Station Precinct and Museum 1890s

Harvey Railway Station Precinct and Museum 1890s
Head over to the historic Harvey Railway Station Museum (1890s) and experience a little piece of local history, open every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month between 11am and 3pm.

Run by passionate volunteers, the Museum houses a large collection of historical items from the town’s past.

One of the most important displays is the May Gibbs exhibition, which recognises the time the famous author of Snuggle Pot and Cuddlie Pie spent in Harvey.

The Railway Station Museum forms part of the Precinct, including the Station Master House (to be renovated), the Goods Shed, Snell’s Park, McQuade Park, and the Harvey CWA Building.  The site was also originally home to the Old Packing Shed.

Interesting Facts: the railway station was visited by the Queen Mother in 1966, and it was used as a filming set for the TV mini-series A Fortunate Life, which aired in 1986. The scene shot at the Harvey Railway Station portrayed Albert Facey talking to his mother at the Subiaco Railway Station circa 1910.

Image: Screenshot of A Fortunate Life


The railway line from Perth to Bunbury was completed in 1893 and soon afterwards the Railway Station was built.

In 1936, the Railway Station was extended and the building improved with the addition of rustic weatherboards to the exterior and the roof tiled. For many years the Railway Station was the central point of activity for the district. By 1987, with the introduction of the modern Australind train, the Railway Station was no longer needed and closed.



  • Public toilets
  • Family-friendly
  • Car park
  • RV & caravan dump point
  • Free parking
  • Picnic facilities

Harvey Railway Station Museum 1890s

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