New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery

Top choice in West Coast Australia

Over three levels, New Norcia's marvellously musty Museum & Art Gallery traces the history of the monastery and houses and has an impressive art collection. Contemporary Australian works recast traditional religious styles, alongside one of the country's largest collations of post-Renaissance religious art (including a genuine Raphael). The gift shop sells souvenirs, honeys, preserves and monk-baked breads. Town Tours leave from here too.

Ask about self-guided walks to see the old Mission Cottage, and the easy-going 2km New Norcia Heritage Riverwalk along the banks of the nearby Moore River.

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1. Abbey Church

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Creak open the door of New Norcia's 1850s Georgian-meets-Latvian Abbey Church, flanked by slender palms. Spot the kangaroos in the sgraffito murals,…