Two exhibitions are currently on display in the Swan Valley Visitor’s Centre.
The Cradle of the Colony exhibition explores Western Australia’s Colonial past. It tells the story of Guildford as an inland port, convicts in the Colony, the impact of the railway, and how Guildford became a fashionable address for the rich and famous in the late 19th Century.
Items on display include costumes, paintings, and furniture belonging to the Swan Guildford Historical Society.
Walking through history: 100 years of wedding dresses
This exhibition features a display of beautiful wedding dresses called Walking through history: 100 years of wedding dresses. It features beautiful gowns, exploring the choices brides over several decades that brides made about fabric and style of dress. Accessories such as boots, flowers, head dress, flowers and hats are also displayed. These items bring to life past, while at the same time recognising how tradition impacts on the present as well as future generations of brides and grooms.
A souvenir catalogue can be purchased at the Colonial Gaol for $5