Dead Finish Museum

This building was originally built as a hotel in 1872. At that time it was the centre of Beverley but the coming of the railway fourteen years later drew the town towards the station leaving the Dead Finish out of the main stream of business.

Operated by the Beverley Historical Society, this museum will give you a fascinating insight into the early days of settlement in Beverley and has a lovely garden featuring sandalwood. The museum staff are helpful and very knowledgeable.

Open Sundays, between March and November or by arrangement with the committee. Please contact Joy 0427 411881, Maree 96461149 or Delys 96461075.  For all other enquiries email

The Historical Society is always looking for new volunteers to assist them in their efforts.

MuseumBeverley Aeronautical Museum

The Beverley Aeronautical Museum has been closed. All items within the collection will be returned to donors, deaccessioned by other means or used within a new display. The community of Beverley looks forward to a new display of local aviation history in the near future.

Avondale Discovery Farm

Situated just 6kms west of town on Waterhatch Rd, Avondale offers visitors many interesting things to do.

Avondale is open to the public, free of charge, every third weekend of the month and for special events as advertised. Avondale is also open by appointment - tour buses welcome, morning tea or light lunches can be catered - please phone ahead.

The 1850's homestead is furnished in turn-of-the-century style and will carry you back to pioneer times, all set in extensive gardens. The 1890's stables house the Clydesdale horses. The Animal Nursery is a place where the young, and young at heart, can see and touch a variety of animals.

Avondale boasts one of the largest agricultural machinery museums in Western Australia, with many tractors in working order, a testimony to the advances of the past one hundred years. A picnic area and FREE gas BBQ's are provided.

Phone 9646 1107 or 0427477 734 for more information.

Ferguson's Vintage Machinery Display

Barry and Kath Ferguson operate this private display of vintage machinery and appliances from days gone by. Located at 22 Hunt Road, Beverley, the display is also home to a very impressive vehicle registration plate collection and various items of local significance. Phone 08 9646 1034 for more information. Residence at 21 Dawson Street, rear of shed.