Museum Park Period Village Esperance

When in Esperance be sure to check out the lovely Museum Park Period Village. 

Museum Park Period Village EsperanceEasily located in the town centre of Esperance. Museum Park Period Village has plenty of quaint and quirky stores housed in buildings of yester-year and most have been beautifully restored.

Museum Park Period Village Esperance

Built in 1927 as the Police Sergeants Quarters and retired in 1986

Stop into the cafe for morning tea or light lunch with plenty of seating in and out and lovely shaded tables on the deck and out the front.Museum Park Period Village EsperanceVery family friendly with most stores suitable for young children and prams. Museum Park Period Village EsperanceThe gift shop may be a bit of challenge if you have a large stroller. You may also want to keep an eye on the curious mini minx’s in your life – there were a lot of wonderful toys and trinkets placed at the perfect level for inquisitive little fingers. Museum Park Period Village EsperanceBut definitely have a look, it was a gorgeous store with some sweet gifts, especially for all the fairy, mermaid and unicorn enthusiasts. I walked out with a treasure trove of enchanting miniatures for my madam and a mini whoopie cushion for my crude 9 year old, who had to wrestle it from his father just so he could have a go (the fascination with farting is mind boggling)!The Village Sheep Shop is always a fun one to visit especially for littlies. Not just for tourists looking to buy some “Ugg’s” (though they had an amazing selection) but great for kids to see and feel the different items. Lots of Australiana souvenirs and gift ideas for out of town friends and families. Museum Park Period Village Esperanceand of course multiple opportunities to try a new look…or like me, just play the fool! Museum Park Period Village EsperanceStunning – and highly appropriate in the middle of Summer!Museum Park Period Village Esperance…go for gold with the hats, but not with the shoes…apparently.Museum Park Period Village EsperanceBe sure to check out the Visitor Centre with a heap of local info for exploring the Great Southern and the rest of the state. The staff are super friendly and eager to answer any questions you might have about the region.Museum Park Period Village EsperanceThere is plenty on offer for Art enthusiasts with amazing works by local artists, as well as some gorgeous craft and hand made delights.

Museum Park Period Village Esperance

Built in 1895 this building was originally the Old Methodist Church and was still in use for weddings until recently

My particular favourite was the Naturally Esperance Store jam packed full of everything wholesome and wellness related. I regret not taking a photo of the inside of the building which was quite breathtaking.

Museum Park Period Village Esperance

Built as a shop in 1934, it was mainly used as a chemist & relocated to retirement at the Museum Park

There is much to see and do (not just purchase) and if you enjoy history this place has plenty. Each building has its own unique story and how it came to reside in what is essentially a retirement village for quaint cottages!

Museum Park Period Village Esperance

Once a store this building was transported to Esperance in the 1940’s and then run by a Doctor until the mid ’70’s

Museum Park Period Village EsperanceWhen the kids have inevitably had enough of “all that history stuff” there is a great open space grassed area they can run around on or take in the beautiful Esperance sunshine.

Museum Park Period Village, Esperance

Corner James St and Dempster St, Esperance, Western Australia 6450, Australia

Open:

Sunday: 9am–12pm

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9am–5pm

Wednesday & Friday: 8am–5pm

Saturday: 9am–2pm

Call: (08) 9083 1555

 

 

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Stephanie Rae - Mother of Dragons, Writer, Bollywood Dancer, Owner of Jazzie Cazzie's

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