What's on at Wireless Hill Museum

Current Exhibition

50 Years 50 Objects: Melville City Wireless Hill Museum is proud to present a selection of fifty museum and community objects that showcase stories about the City of Melville since it became a city in 1968. 50 Years 50 Objects celebrates the 50th anniversary of the City of Melville, through an eclectic range of objects that have been grouped together to tell their own stories…all in some way connected to the Melville story of the past 50 years. On show at Wireless Hill Museum from 25 February to end of December 2018.


Previous Exhibitions

Machines & Makers

Friday 10 November 2017 to Sunday 11 February 2018

Wireless Hill Museum, in partnership with Art On The Move, presents Machines & Makers − an exhibition displaying a healthy obsession for sewing machines, which captures the extraordinary history of a disruptive technology from the 19th Century that changed the world.

Curated by Jude van der Merwe, the exhibition takes us through the magic of creating stitch, texture and beauty, and reflects on the disposable clothing culture of the 21st Century.

The twelve artists’ various approaches can be broadly grouped into three areas of investigation − the political, social and economic differences made by the inventions, many of which are seen through the lens of memory.

Image: Judith Forrest – Back Stitch: Decorating with needles (detail), 2016, oil on canvas.



The Wire: A History of Morse Code

19 February to 29 October 2017

The City of Melville, in partnership with the Morsecodians Fraternity of Western Australia proudly presented The Wire: A History of Morse Code at Wireless Hill Museum.

Please view the Exhibition Booklet (PDF) or flyer (PDF) for more information.


25 September to 18 December 2016

John E. Maloney's exhibition Botanica is a collection of fine art photography, bringing to life the beautiful flowers which were first collected in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries around the Australian coast.

Botanica is an Art on the Move touring exhibition.

Radiosonic! The First 50 Years of the Wireless and Gramophone in WA

15 May to 31 August 2016

A new exhibition held in partnership with the Vintage Gramophone & Wireless Club of WA, Radiosonic! showcased radios and objects from both collections and told the story of the role that Wireless Hill played in the history of this loved form of communication.

Sunday Radio Talks

Radiosonic! was accompanied by a series of free Sunday Radio Talks at Wireless Hill Museum.
Click here for the full program of Sunday Radio Talks (PDF).

Home Front / War Front: Melville’s War Stories

Home Front / War Front explored the significant role that Wireless Hill played in both World Wars, under control of the Australian Navy. The exhibition also looked at the lives of ordinary people in our community of Melville, and how they were touched by the war experience - be it on the front line, or here at home.

A Centenary of Wireless Hill

A Centenary of Wireless Hill celebrated the 100th anniversary of Wireless Hill Station in 2012.

This Centenary of Wireless Hill exhibition setup took place over 5 days in September 2012, in the lead-up to the Centenary Celebrations.