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Historic Attractions

History buffs, step right this way.

The picturesque village of Guildford was established during the founding of the Swan River Colony in 1829 and today is one of only two towns in Perth on the National Trust register. But exquisite colonial architecture is just the tip of the iceberg in the historical Swan Valley – there are also fascinating museums, churches, theatre houses and the oldest wineries in the state to discover.

Get your camera and let’s go.

Enjoy the Museum of Natural History/Academy of Taxidermy

Enjoy the Museum of Natural History/Academy of Taxidermy

A mind-blowing menagerie of mounted animalia awaits at the fascinating Museum of Natural History and Academy of Taxidermy!

Get your motor running at the motor and transport museum

Get your motor running at the motor and transport museum

Visit the Revolutions Transport Heritage Museum, the Motor Museum of Western Australia and the Tractor Museum of WA.

Hit the Guildford heritage walk trails

Hit the Guildford heritage walk trails

Take a stroll through picturesque Guildford, established in 1829 and classified as an historic town by the National Trust of Australia (WA).

Visit WA's oldest church

Visit WA's oldest church

All Saints Church, the oldest church in WA, is full of quaint charm and fascinating history.

Check out WA's oldest wineries

Check out WA's oldest wineries

The Swan Valley is home to the oldest vines in WA, and the second oldest in Australia.

View WA's oldest theatre

View WA's oldest theatre

Built in the 1850s by convict labour, Garrick Theatre is a stunning reminder of the early days of the Swan River colony.

Glorious Guildford

Glorious Guildford

Quaintly picturesque and brimming with tales from the past, historic Guildford - the gateway to the Swan Valley - will delight with its stunning sights and remarkable stories.

View Cradle of the Colony exhibition

View Cradle of the Colony exhibition

A fascinating exhibition detailing the history of Guildford and the Swan Valley, featuring items from the Swan Guildford Historical Society.

Visit Guildford's Historic Colonial Gaol

Visit Guildford's Historic Colonial Gaol

Don't miss Guildford's historic Colonial Gaol, the former local lock up for petty criminals.