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There's a wide range of attractions to see in Beverley.

You can find out about walk trails and places of interest at the Beverley Visitor Centre, or explore the working farm and historic homestead at Avondale Discovery Farm. Step into the old Railway Station Gallery to see the art collection and learn about the early days of settlement at the Dead Finish Museum.

Picnic on the banks of the Avon River, or trace the headwaters of the river at the nearby salt lakes of Yenyenning, admire the antique and vintage machinery at Ferguson's Machinery Shed and take a walk along Vincent Street to delight in the fascinating architecture of this classic country town.

 


Avondale
Discovery Farm

vintage car

clydesdales at Avondale

Just six kilometres west of Beverley, Avondale Discovery Farm offers visitors a chance to see a working farm. You can find out about agricultural practices at the Landcare display centre and take a drive trail through the property seeing many agricultural activities. You can take a gentle walk on the nature trail where you are likely to see kangaroos and emus, explore the 1890s homestead and have a look at the extensive agricultural machinery shed. And, you'll be able to see and touch a range of farm animals in the Animal Nursery.

There's a picnic area with free gas BBQs.Avondale is open every third weekend of the month and during school holidays. Entry is free. For more information, click here or contact 9646 1107 or email: avondale@ntwa.com.au


Dead Finish Museum

bush timber gate

The Beverley Historical Society was formed by volunteers in 1977 to  foster the safe keeping and promotion of Beverley`s Heritage. The society operates from the Dead Finish Museum in Hunt Road Beverley.
As the oldest building in Beverley, the “Wheatsheaf Inn” was built by Alfred Smith in 1872.
It now houses a very fine collection of artifacts depicting life in Beverley since settlement in 1831.
Our current major display is the “REMEMBERING THEM EXHIBITION” – a wonderful centenary tribute to all those Beverley people who served or helped with the World War I effort.

MEETINGS: held at the Dead Finish Museum at 2pm on the 2nd Monday of each month
between March and December. New members are always most welcome.
MUSEUM HOURS : every Sunday from 11am to 3pm from mid-March to November and at
any other time requested.   Admission $2 adult and children with adult free.
To open up please Call Joy 0427 411881, Maree 96461149 or Delys 96461075 .
For all other enquiries email bhsdeadfinish@gmail.com
Or mail to PO Box 182, Beverley WA 6304


 

Station Gallery

Station clock

Built in 1886 in the Victorian Tudor style, the Beverley Railway Station was the hub of activity when Beverley was an important stop on the Perth to Albany passenger line. Closed in October 1984, the Railway Station fell into disrepair, but after much hard work by both the community and council was beautifully restored in 2006.

In 2007, the Beverley Railway Station was the winner of the Heritage Council of Western Australia award for the Conservation of a place on the State Register of Heritage Places.

The Railway Station now displays the Beverley Council Art Collection and you can also buy work by local artists or talk with an artist in residence. Venture beyond the gallery to the Platform Theatre and see the amazing amphitheatre and stage, where many of the summer events are held in Beverley.

Closed during January.
February-December: Open Thursday - Sunday 11pm-3pm.


Avon River

Picnic table Town Pool

Avon River

The Avon River flows through the town and there's a picnic area on the banks of the Beverley Town Pool where you can look for a variety of birdlife. Another picnic spot is the Gwambygine Reserve about ten kilometres along the river towards York. The best time to see the river flowing is after winter rains, but sometimes the rain from summer cyclones fills the vast inland river catchment area and the river will flow in Beverley.

Yenyenning Lakes

These large salt lakes are about 32 kilometres south east of Beverley and are an interesting example of the ancient geological structure of Western Australia. The lakes drain water from as far away as Southern Cross, over 300 kilometres to the east and are at times full of saline water. Yenyenning Lakes are a haven for birdlife and are also used for water sports. Ask at the Information Centre for directions to the Yenyenning Lakes.


Architecture

Geodesic Dome

Beverley Town Hall

Beverley is noted for its interesting architecture, with examples ranging from the colonial period of the late 1880s to the 1930s Art Deco style and an example of a late 1960s geodesic dome. Get a taste of the architecture of Beverley in the Walk along Vincent Street!
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