Constructed in 1835, the Old Mill is one of Western Australia’s oldest colonial buildings, and an iconic symbol of South Perth. Situated on the northern tip of Mill Point, the site has been a place of birth and reflection, a functioning flour mill, a pleasure garden, a Water Police base and an artists’ retreat. It is a complex site of intersecting narratives, encompassing Noongar, colonial and convict histories.
Open House Perth visitors will have the opportunity to experience the following at The Old Mill:
- A presentation on the Old Mill site’s indigenous history and links to colonial conflict in the region
- Children’s story time in the Cottage
- Small group tours to the upper level of the Mill
- Historic sports and games on the lawn
- Sausage sizzles and other food options
GUIDED TOURS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.
THIS TOUR RUNS FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES.
A MAXIMUM OF FOUR PLACES CAN BE BOOKED PER PERSON PER TOUR SESSION.
This tour is for people aged 10 years and older. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver, available on-site.
*Due to the nature of the structure, this tour is not wheelchair accessible. Accessible activities will be available at ground level to enjoy without a booking.