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Beverley Town Heritage Trail

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.2 km

The Beverley Town Heritage Trail will take around an hour which starts at the Dead Finish Museum, built in 1872. The tour takes you around the heritage buildings in Beverley with many other surprises along the way.

Art deco style hall designed by William G Bennett, built in 1938.
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Dead Finish Museum, Hunt Road, Beverley, 130km east of Perth

Built in 1872 this old hotel is now the Dead Finish Museum. Originally called the Wheatsheaf Inn, then Settlers Arms, the building was the old centre of Beverley.

The Fire Station was built in 1948 at a cost of 3700 pounds.

The town hall was built in art deco style in 1938 and designed by architect William G Bennet. It originally contained a moving picture garden, a lesser hall and a theatre in the main hall.

The school was built in 1894 and was designed by architect George Temple Poole.

Built in 1910 for a cost of 1890 pounds. Designed in Federation Free style, the manual telephone switchboard was located here until automated in the 1950's.

The railway came to Beverley in 1886 when the town became the terminus of the State Government from Perth via York. Passengers had to stay overnight in Beverley to catch the connecting train which lead to the building of a number of hotels. The railway station was closed in 1984 and it was allowed to fall into disrepair. In 2006, after restoration by the community and the council, it was reopened as the Station Gallery.

The first general store was built by the Edwards family in 1898.

The original hospital was built in 1898 but left unused for nearly 10 years. It was eventually opened due to pressure from town and district residents. A maternity ward was added in 1924.

The home and surgery of Dr Cullen. It is currently the Beverley Medical Practice.

Originally built in 1886, and rebuilt in 1908 after a fire in the dining room. This old pub used to have typical verandahs of the time but they were removed as deemed a traffic hazard in the 1960's.

Built in 1910 in Federation classical style. Restored in 2010 as two houses by the National Trust.

Built in 1897 and last used as court house in 1990. The building was also designed by George Temple Poole.

Operated from 1898 to 1913. The building then became the original fire station.

Built in 1907 in the Federation Free classical style. The verandahs were added between 1910 and 1920.

Built in 1904 this old hotel used to have a second story which was removed in 1955.

One of the first terraces of shops built in Beverley in 1886.

This structure has been relocated and now stands at the RV Park on Lukin Street. It is no longer on the walk route.

The Beverley Times was printed in the shop on the corner from 1905 to 1977. The original printing press is on display in the Dead Finish Museum garden.

Originally built in 1886 as the Railway Hotel. The façade was rebuilt and extended in 1938 in art deco style to match the Town Hall. There are still many of the 1880-1890 features inside.

These rooms were built around 1936 in the classic West Australian design of the period.

Originally built in 1898 and restored in 2006, this house features the original rafters cut from unmilled tree trunks.

This futuristic building was designed by American architect Buckminister Fuller. Built in 1968, it is one of two left in Australia.

This Masonic Hall has been in constant use since being built in 1909. The hall was extended in 1926.
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The Beverley Town Heritage Trail will take around an hour. It starts at the Dead Finish Museum which was built in 1872. The tour takes you around the heritage buildings in Beverley taking you past all the shops, cafes and pubs, so drop in for refreshments. You will also be delighted by the amazing street art and sculptures including murals by James Giddy. Don't forget to stop into one of the Art galleries too.

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Time / Duration

1 - 1.5 hours



What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Dead Finish Museum, Hunt Road, Beverley, 130km east of Perth

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Trail End


  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Shop
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Trail Access

Beverley is located 130km east of Perth

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