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About the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum & Contact

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 between 1920 and 1923 for Azelia Ley (nee Manning) and offers a glimpse into the life of a prosperous settler family living in the Cockburn district.

The homestead was restored by government funding, Council support, and community effort in the early 1980s, and was officially opened as a museum on 12 November 1983.

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.
Azelia Ley Homestead Museum, 2017 [picture]

Rooms and displays

The Museum has ten rooms, all with unique displays of objects and collections relating to the history of the Manning family and the wider Cockburn district. There is also a Wagon House, built to house the large collection of farm equipment donated to the museum after its opening in 1983.

View more information on the rooms and displays.

Further information

Visit and get in touch

Contact the Museum and                Historical Society of Cockburn

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

Phone: 08 9411 3340
Email: [email protected]

Museum Address

Manning Park
Azelia Road, Hamilton Hill WA 6163

View map

(Inside Manning Park, on the western side of Manning Lake)

Museum opening hours

Sundays: 1.30-4.30pm

School holidays: Wednesdays 10am-1pm

Group bookings and school excursions: Monday - Wednesday by appointment.

Azelia Ley Homestead through the ages

Azelia Ley Homestead before restoration, 1954
Azelia Ley Homestead in sad state of repair [photograph]
Azelia Ley Homestead at Manning Park
Mayor Don Miguel opening the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum, 1983 [picture]



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