Museum opening hours:
Sundays 12noon to 3:00 pm
Wednesdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The museum is also open by appointment. Please contact the Museums & Local History team on weekdays on (08) 9364 0158 or email email@example.com
Located at: Telefunken Drive (extending from Almondbury Road), Ardross, Western Australia.
Did you know...
In 1912 the Federal Government built one of Australia's first telecommunication stations . Using Morse Code the telecommunication station communicated with ships off the Australian coast using a mast 120 metres tall.
In 1968 the station was vacated and the land was bought by the City of Melville and is now a public reserve and museum.
- the former Applecross Wireless Station played a major role in connecting Perth to Eastern Australia and the world
- it encompasses an era in technology, from the earliest establishment of wireless telegraphy communications through to the introduction of satellite communication
- the site is considered to be of special significance to Australia and is listed on the Register of National Estate and the State Register of Heritage Places
- the site was the first location for ship to shore communication in Perth
The Museum has officially been reopened during the Wireless Hill Centenary celebrations on September 30, 2012. The new Centenary Display celebrates the milestone of the Centenary of Applecross Wireless Hill Station and tells the Station's rich history. The display of artifacts, stories and images is directly related to the site and interprets the history of the station and of those who contributed to it. Scaled back and situated in the former Engine Room, the new exhibit allows the building to tell it's own story. For the first time since construction in 1912, the public will be able to get a glimpse of the former Applecross Wireless Station and gain an understanding of the Station life and what the buildings were previously used for.
For further information please contact the Museums & Local History team on weekdays on (08) 9364 0158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details about the ongoing Wireless Hill Project please refer to the Wireless Hill Vision 2020 webpage.