Old Settlement

Old Settlement, Margaret River: Hours, Address, Old Settlement Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Settlement
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Historical site of what it was like to live in the group settlement times. Group house & schoolhouse with displays that reflect the 1920s living conditions with the outbuilding displaying dairy artefacts, including cow & calf & farmyard machinery. School visits are encouraged & children can bake scones in the old oven & wash & peg clothes on the line, are just a few activities.
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1-2 hours
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia2,516 contributions
Sep. 2021
A nice little museum worth a bit of a look around. A donation is requested to enter and it is worth contributing for the experience. The settlement is in a very picturesque area.
Written 26 September 2021
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Thanks Lorraine , glad you enjoyed your visit .
Written 13 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julie H
77 contributions
Jan. 2020
Free to visit and full of interesting things to look at, so it's great for all ages. Also easy to park and to take a walk into the forest around Margaret River or have a drink in the cafe next door.
Written 28 February 2020
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Thanks Julie , glad you had a nice day with us .
Written 29 June 2020
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Michelle Burke
33 contributions
Jan. 2020
The ladies who work here are so helpful and knowledgeable. They assisted me to identify and locate my grandparents who settled in the area in a Group Settlement scheme - these ladies went above and beyond and I am so grateful for their interest in providing me with a heap of information.
Written 26 February 2020
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So glad we could help with your family history , thanks for your review .
Written 29 June 2020
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joluvstravel-13
Secret Harbour, Australia427 contributions
Jan. 2020
This delightful museum run by friendly volunteers, tells the story of the early settlement of the area and I feel this is a must for anyone visiting, re visiting or for locals who live in the district and are nor aware of the history.
The story of the Group Settlement Scheme is thoughtfully told through photos, visual descriptions, and a group settlement house set up as a living display. Times were very tough as the photos and artefacts depict.
Entry is a donation and you could spend anywhere from half an hour to many hours depending on your interest!
Thank you Old Settlement volunteers for bringing history to life!
Written 20 January 2020
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Thank you joluvstravel-13 , our volunteers love your review .
Written 29 June 2020
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Guru652015
Mandurah and Peel Region, Australia63 contributions
Sep. 2019
We went to the settlement with our visitors, we had been there many years ago and it was fascinating, however this visit was entirely deferent, on the last visit there were different things to do in building ( photographer with various cameras, etc), however this time there were just buildings, even though they were locked up due to public holiday, when looking through the windows there did not seem to have the same feel about them which is a shame
Written 7 October 2019
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Dear Guru , sorry we were closed public holiday but we are a not for profit community service and rely entirely on volunteers so opening hours are usually restricted to 10am to 2pm on holiday periods . Not sure what you mean by different things to do in buildings ( photographer with various cameras etc ) we don’t have photography or camera displays we are an Old Settlement Historical site showing how life was in group Settlement times , perhaps you are thinking of some other location . Please try to call another time and we will hopefully give you a better experience , our volunteers are committed to helping visitors enjoy the site and answer any questions you may have about early history in our area ,
Written 26 October 2019
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The Lazy Hiker
2 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Solo
This place is well worth a visit with lots of local history and very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers.
Written 27 July 2019
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Thanks LazyHiker for your review , glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 26 October 2019
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Nicola Chava
Port Macquarie, Australia12 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Family
Whether you’re travelling with kids, family, or you are just a bit of a history nerd, the Old Settlement is well worth a visit! Surrounded by lush greenery, this museum beautifully preserves the past and is full of artefacts, insights, facts and scenes reminiscent of the lives of settlers of the 1920s. Such a refreshing place to visit, highly recommend!
Written 10 January 2019
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Thanks for your response Nichava , please come again .
Written 26 October 2019
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BobbyJ73
Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Couples
We came across this place while going for a bush walk. It's a lovely area, well taken care of by the Rotary Club.
There is quite a bit of history in Old Settlement with interesting information displayed on boards so you can read.
The adjoining park, just across the bridge, would be a great place for a picnic.
Written 23 December 2018
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Thanks for your response BobbyJ73 , glad you enjoyed your visit
Written 26 October 2019
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Julie F
Adelaide, Australia38 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Couples
Lovely setting and well kept and the banks if the Margaret River. Look for the Marron under the foot bridge over to the township.
Written 18 December 2018
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Thanks Julie F , glad you enjoyed the setting , it gets better every year thanks to our willing volunteers.
Written 26 October 2019
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Walk Talk Taste Margaret River
Margaret River, Australia2 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Family
Don’t leave Margaret River without taking time to find the Old Settlement. This original settlers’ cottage and school house were moved to the town site by the river and are brought to life by a dedicated band of volunteers. If you’re lucky you might even arrive when the scones are coming out of the wood oven! You’ll be very happy to leave a small donation when you discover this fascinating “other” Margaret River story.
Written 4 December 2018
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Thanks Kelliet , you were lucky with the scones , they are usually reserved for schoolchildren when they visit ( and teachers of course )
Written 26 October 2019
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Old Settlement is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu - Thu 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm