Attractions & Experiences
Cradle of the Colony Exhibition
Cradle of the Colony, a story of Guildford and the Swan Valley featuring items from the Swan Guildford Historical Society collection.
The exhibition is designed to give an overview of the history of Guildford and the Swan Valley, commencing with recognition of occupation by the Swan River Aboriginal People and detailing their first contact with Stirling’s party in 1827.
Unique Aboriginal artefacts feature in the display.
It further explores the development of Guildford as the inland port servicing the Swan Valley and surrounding agricultural land, colonial hardship, convict arrival, the gold rush era and migrant contribution to the vine industry.
The exhibition is a partnership project between the City of Swan and the Swan Guildford Historical Society, support funded by Lotterywest.
We welcome you to contact our Visitor Centre staff to assist with planning your visit to the exhibition, Guildford and the Swan Valley.
Corner Meadow and Swan Streets
Guildford Western Australia 6055
Tel:(08) 9207 8899
Opening Days and Times
Housed within the Guildford Courthouse (Swan Valley Visitor Centre)
Monday to Sunday all year (closed Christmas Day)
From 9.00am to 4.00pm
Wheelchair accessible toilets
Directions by CarComing from Guildford or Midland along James Street, head north onto Meadow Street, the Swan Valley Visitor Centre is located on the right just before the roundabout.
ParkingAvailable onsite and roadside. Accessible parking bays provided.
Directions by TrainStop at Guildford Train Station on the Perth to Midland line.