Visitor Info

Visitor Information

The Esperance Museum is located on No. 6, James Street, Esperance, Western Australia 6450. Head northeast on Dempster Street. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto James Street. After approximately 120 minutes, you can find the Esperance Museum on the left. The museum has different sections. Each section contains a different collection and provides you with a unique experience.

The maritime section provides you with a view of relics and memorabilia left over by the early settlers and the Sanko Harvest ship’s remains. The railway section presents you with a view of the old W919 steam locomotive train run between Kalgoorlie and Esperance. The vintage machinery section provides you with a view of old machinery and items from the 1800s in Esperance. You can also visit the section that displays the pieces of Skylab, the United States’ first space station.

The effort of dedicated volunteers runs the museum. Currently, the museum has about fifty volunteers. Please note that the volunteers will not be able to provide full research services. They can only give you a brief overview of the relics on display in the museum’s collection.

Woman at museum

Opening Hours

The museum is open between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Group Bookings

The museum is open between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm daily. However, to schedule a visit to a time outside of the stated hours, you can complete a Group Booking form which would be returned to the museum. Please note that you are expected to give two weeks’ notice to make the necessary arrangements. Also, you have to download and save the form onto your PC to fill the form.

Entry Fees

Admission fees apply in the Esperance Museum. Adult entry fees cost $8.50. Children’s entry fees cost $3.50. Concession cost $6.50. Family entry fees for two adults and two children cost $20. Entry fees for a group of 10 or more persons cost $6.

Please note that ONLY CASH payments are accepted. EFTPOS and card payments are not accepted.


If you have any further enquires or questions about our services or an item in our collection, you can complete the Enquiry form. After filling the form, you must return it to the museum. Please note that you must download and save the form onto your PC. The necessary information will be gotten across to you.

You can contact us via our Phone Number at 08 9083 1580 or by email at

Due to the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shire of Esperance has taken steps to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the volunteer staff, the community, and all visitors to the museum. The museum is working in line with the guidelines laid down by the Australian and Western Australian Governments and the Department of Health.

The 2-square metre rules, physical distancing, and good hygiene practices are being observed. Currently, people travelling in from Victoria are permitted to enter Western Australia. However, they must enter a 14-day self-quarantine upon their arrival and present themselves for a COVID-19 test on the 11th day.

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