Greenough Museum & Gardens

West Coast Australia

The quirky local museum just off the Brand Hwy recreates life in an 1880s homestead with interactive displays of period pieces and local artefacts, plus a large community garden. John and Elizabeth Maley – and their 14 children – were the cottage’s original owners and early European pioneers in the area.

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