Azelia Ley Homestead Museum & Historical Society

Azelia Ley Homestead Museum

The Azelia Ley Homestead Museum and its associated outbuildings are located in Manning Park, Hamilton Hill. The heritage listed residence was built in 1923 for a member of the Manning family and offers a glimpse into the life of a prosperous settler family living in the Cockburn district.

Visitors to the museum can see a curated collection of furniture, clothing, photographs, paintings, toys, memorabilia, historical artefacts, farm machinery, and much more. The Cockburn Historical Society oversees the administration and running of the Museum, supported by the City of Cockburn.

See the State Heritage Register listing for the Manning Estate, including the Azelia Ley Homestead.

Cockburn Historical Society

The Cockburn Historical Society is a non-profit volunteer organisation open to all members of the public with an interest in the history of Cockburn. The Society was formed in 1975 by a number of local residents concerned about the preservation and recording of the cultural heritage of the Town of Cockburn.
Azelia Ley Homestead at Manning Park
The Society assisted in the restoration of the Azelia Ley Homestead in Manning Park, which opened in 1975, and continues its involvement as custodians of the museum.

Members also maintain close contact with the community via regular Sunday opening hours and special events for all ages through the year, and assist the museum with acquisition and conservation of the City's historical artefact collection.

Museum opening hours

Sunday afternoons from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, school groups and other times by appointment.


Azelia Road,
Hamilton Hill, W.A.


The Azelia Ley Homestead Museum is situated on Davilak Avenue, towards the Northern end of Manning Park, Hamilton Hill.
Manning Park is located on lot 90 off Hamilton Road.
Entry to Manning Park is off Azelia Road.

Contact the Museum 

For enquiries about the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum as well as the Cockburn Historical Society.


 (08) 9418 6648

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