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Old Post Office Museum

The Old Post Office Museum in historic Jarrahdale displays local artefacts, family histories, photographs, oral history recordings, DVDs, book, and other items of Jarrahdale’s past. Let the children try out the Morse code equipment, draw on the blackboard, and search for the secretive mice.

You may even feel the ghostly presence of an early postmistress!

Built in 1896, the Old Post Office was the centre of activity for a growing community. Some 20 years after the timber industry began there were many families living in the town, and on nearby farms and orchards, and they were anxious for news from their loved ones back home. In an era long before the advent of internet and mobile phones, they could communicate only by letter or telegram. The Post Office was critical to the town’s survival.

Saturday: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Public Holidays: 10.00am – 4.00pm

For viewings outside of these hours, phone 0488 555 538.

The building is also the home of the Jarrahdale Heritage Society and provides a wealth of information on the attractions of Jarrahdale, its rich history, as well as a range of local crafts at reasonable prices.

 

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