Rockingham Museum
Cnr Flinders Lane & Kent St, 
Rockingham Beach  
P.O. Box 504, ROCKINGHAM, 
WA, 6968
Ph. 0451 851 413


Welcome to the official Rockingham Museum website

The Rockingham Museum is a community museum which is managed by the Rockingham District Historical Society Inc and is committed to the collection, preservation, documentation and interpretation of the heritage of Western Australia in General with the emphasis on the history of Rockingham District, for future education and enjoyment of the wider community.”



Due to the Covid-19 situation we need to protect our valuable volunteers, loyal visitors and supporters, so you

will need to sanitise hands and social distance.

The Rockingham Museum is situated on the corner of Flinders Lane and Kent Street, Rockingham

Opening hours are 1pm to 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Closed last Saturday of each month from February to November, for General Meeting and Talk -Public Welcome to come to Talk and Meeting.

Admission fees are Adults $2.50 and children under 12 years 50c

Appointment can be made for schools and groups outside these hours by contacting

the museum on 0451 851 413


The Museum

 The Rockingham Museum is housed in an Art Deco building, the former Rockingham Road Board Building built in 1946/47.It was extended in 1988 to join the library building which become part of the museum building in 1999.

 There are numerous displays throughout the museum depicting a variety of aspects  of our history.

Read more: The Museum

History of Rockingham

 Rockingham was named after the Ship Rockingham the last of Thomas Peel’s ships to arrive in Cockburn Sound in 1830. The Rockingham flounded in Cockburn Sound and eventually sunk in Carreening Bay, Garden Island.

In 1847 Rockingham Town was surveyed at the beachfront but the township did not eventuate.

Read more: History of Rockingham