Esperance Municipal Museum
The Museum collection is housed in the old Esperance Railway Station building. It was officially opened in October 1976 and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Items from the wreckage of Skylab which crashed to earth near Esperance in 1979, a WAGR steam locomotive, exhibits from Sir Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition, a large agricultural machinery display, items from shipwrecks and items from early settlements make up a fascinating collection of exhibits. Restoration, accession, database, archival and display programmes are carried out.
Estimated 4,000 items. Physical and documentary evidence of the heritage of the Esperance region, ie pre-settlement days of Aborigines, maritime explorers and whale and seal traders. Pioneer settlers, gold-rush days, two world wars, depression era, agricultural development. Unique Skylab display.