Narrogin Old Courthouse Museum

Explore Narrogin's Rich History at the Old Courthouse Museum

Welcome to the Narrogin Old Courthouse Museum, a captivating journey through the history of Narrogin housed in a charming historic building with a legacy dating back to 1894. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Narrogin's past with artefacts, exhibits, and stories that bring the town's history to life.

Museum Details

Location: Corner of Egerton and Earl Streets, Narrogin, 6312, Australia
Open Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-12noon except Public Holidays

Historical Significance

The Narrogin Old Courthouse Museum holds a special place in the town's history. Originally constructed as a government school in 1894, it underwent transformations over the years, serving as a local courthouse from 1905 to 1970 and briefly as the Agricultural Bank branch from 1924 to 1945. Designed by the prominent architect George Temple-Poole, the building now stands as a combined museum and craft shop.

Notable Exhibits

  • Original Magistrate's Bench, Prisoner's Dock, and Witness Stand: Step back in time as you explore the authentic magistrate's bench, prisoner's dock, and witness stand, offering a glimpse into the legal proceedings of the past.
  • Narrogin's Doll and Pottery Factories: Discover the fascinating history of Narrogin's doll and pottery factories through captivating exhibits showcasing the craftsmanship and stories behind these local industries.
  • Railway Displays and Early Farming Items: Explore exhibits highlighting the importance of the railway and early farming items that played a crucial role in shaping the local community.
  • Memorabilia: unique to Narrogin and highlighting those people who have made significant contributions to the development of Narrogin.

You are also welcome to browse the comprehensive local history housed in the Magistrates Bench area.

Craft from the Narrogin Art Group

Browse and purchase unique crafts created by the talented members of the Narrogin Art Group. Support local artists while taking home one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect the artistic spirit of Narrogin.

Annual Market Day

Join us every December for the Old Courthouse Museum's Annual Market Day. Immerse yourself in a festive atmosphere, explore local crafts, and enjoy a day filled with community spirit.

Volunteer Curator - Helen Elliott

Meet our dedicated Volunteer Curator, Helen Elliott, whose passion for preserving Narrogin's history ensures an enriching experience for all visitors.

Plan your visit to the Narrogin Old Courthouse Museum and embark on a journey through time. Whether you're interested in judiciary history, local industries, or simply want to appreciate the beauty of Narrogin's past, our museum has something for everyone.


Contact us on 08 9881 6758 or email for more information or follow us on social media to stay updated on upcoming events and exhibits. We look forward to welcoming you to the Narrogin Old Courthouse Museum!