Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Heathcote Cultural Precinct, situated on the site of the former Heathcote Mental Reception Home in Applecross, is now a heritage listed public open space, and features a museum & contemporary gallery, artist studios, a Challenger Tafe campus, various community facilities as well as a world class restaurant, and one of the most popular & award winning playgrounds in the metropolitan area.
What you will find at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct
Heathcote Museum and Gallery
This innovative gallery in the Heathcote Cultural Precinct hosts regular exhibitions from local artists, as well as a museum detailing the history of the Heathcote site. Click here for more.
Heathcote Artist Studios
The artist studios are located in the Kitchen Building and are open to the public from 10am to 4pm every Sunday and at other times by appointment or whenever any artist is in attendance. They are managed by Challenger's Centre for Adult Education.
Studio 1: Robin Fingher
Studio 2: Diana Creedy
Studio 3: Carol Richards
Studio 4: Roger Reading
Studio 5: Melville Community Arts Association
Studio 6: Victor Yong
As well as the following artists from the Melville Community Arts Association in Studio 5:
- Chris Marshall
- Ellie Wilkie
- Colleen Rintoul
- Brigitta Nowland
- Pam Lockwood
- Debra Scidone
Challenger - Courses, room / hall hire, artist studios
To contact Challenger for information on room hire & the Artist Studios, call 1300 300 252.
For course information phone 08 9239 8189.
Toy Library & Playgroup
Point Heathcote now features community facilities such as the Melville City Toy Library and Melville City Playgroup Association.
Playgroup session times are: 9.00am to 11.00am, 11.30am to 1.30pm, or 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
For more information about the Toy Library contact Dixie Markham 0403 142 321 or Click here for information brochure.
For more information about the Playgroup contact Playgroup WA (Inc.) on 9228 8088.
The site is also home to an award winning Children's Adventure Playground, barbeque facilities, & public toilets (wheelchair accessible). Extensive parking is available and includes Acrod bays, delivery & bus zones.
General wedding or event enquiries for the site (outdoors) can be directed to the City of Melville, Customer Service Melville on 1300 635 845.
Restaurant & Kiosk
For enquiries about restaurant bookings, functions & weddings, contact Bluewater Grill & Kiosk on 9315 7700. Open hours plus more can be found by visiting their website www.bluewatergrill.com.au
The History of Heathcote
Point Heathcote (Goolugatup), once a permanent lookout, camping & fishing ground for the Beeliar people, was also the landing and camp site of Captain James Stirling during his exploration of the Swan River in 1827. The Point Heathcote Mental Reception Home was completed in 1929, and finally closed its doors in 1994. To find out more about this area's long history, visit the Museum & Gallery, situated onsite in the Swan House building. For further information call 9364 5666, or visit the Museum & Gallery link below.
to visit the Museum & Gallery or view an exciting art exhibition from local artists Click here
Register for tours of the site and the museum. Contact the Museums and Local History team to arrange a tour on (08) 9364 0158.
Special events and activities.
Join the emailing listing for invites to openings.