The Residency Museum is now operating usual hours. In line with the Government of Western Australia's recommendations, we are implementing a variety of public health and physical distancing measures to ensure the well-being of all visitors, volunteers and staff. 

Contemporary Collecting - COVID 19 YORK

It would be hard to find anyone in York who has not been affected in some way by the COVID 19 emergency.

We want to capture this historic moment with all its challenges, reflective moments, fears, strains, humour, ingenuity and creative endeavours.

Send us your story, photos or video of your experiences with COVID 19.



A visit to the award-winning Residency Museum gives you a fantastic insight into the region's history.

It's an ideal way to soak up some of York's great atmosphere and find out fascinating stories about local people and places.

The Museum is full of lively, colourful new exhibitions, professionally designed and covering a diverse range of themes.

Click here to view the Museum Leaflet.

Built during the 1850's as the Depot Superintendent's Quarters, this historic house is now the last remaining part of York's Convict Depot.

It then became the official home of the town's Resident Magistrate hence the name, the Residency.

During the early twentieth century it was used as part of the Old York Hospital, later being saved from disrepair by the efforts of the York Society.

It opened as a Municipal Museum in 1972 and continues to be managed by the Shire of York, with help from community volunteers.

Recent research by Residency Museum staff and volunteers has revealed many more WW1 servicemen with links to York than are listed on York's War Memorials. To view the full list of names CLICK HERE

York Recreation Centre

York Recreation Centre

Book a venue or attend an event at York’s sporting and function hub.