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Chiverton House Museum

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This stone walled complex of buildings was built in stages over a number of years. The present caretaker residence on the southern end was the original cottage built by George White. This was later purchased by Captain Samuel Mitchell who lived in it with his family while the central and northern sections of the building were constructed. Initially the central section served as a store. Later, the cottage housed the Bank of WA (first bank in Northampton) from 1908-1912. The complex changed hands twice after 1947 before being condemned in 1967. Recognising its worth, the Northampton Shire Council purchased it in 1968. Chiverton House Complex now operates as a Museum displaying items associated with the early mining, pastoral and agriculture, machinery and social history. Step inside to see an excellent display of local historical artefacts and photographs of our past. For the avid gardener be sure to step outside and view the heritage roses, or view the dried plant specimens in the small herbarium collection. Also outside you will find old restored farm machinery.

Opening hours:

10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun.

Location: Main highway into town (from South) Hampton Road