When in Esperance be sure to check out the lovely Museum Park Period Village.
Easily located in the town centre of Esperance. Museum Park Period Village has plenty of quaint and quirky stores housed in buildings of yester-year and most have been beautifully restored.
Stop into the cafe for morning tea or light lunch with plenty of seating in and out and lovely shaded tables on the deck and out the front.
Very family friendly with most stores suitable for young children and prams. The gift shop may be a bit of challenge if you have a large stroller. You may also want to keep an eye on the curious mini minx’s in your life – there were a lot of wonderful toys and trinkets placed at the perfect level for inquisitive little fingers. But definitely have a look, it was a gorgeous store with some sweet gifts, especially for all the fairy, mermaid and unicorn enthusiasts. I walked out with a treasure trove of enchanting miniatures for my madam and a mini whoopie cushion for my crude 9 year old, who had to wrestle it from his father just so he could have a go (the fascination with farting is mind boggling)!
The Village Sheep Shop is always a fun one to visit especially for littlies. Not just for tourists looking to buy some “Ugg’s” (though they had an amazing selection) but great for kids to see and feel the different items. Lots of Australiana souvenirs and gift ideas for out of town friends and families. and of course multiple opportunities to try a new look…or like me, just play the fool! Stunning – and highly appropriate in the middle of Summer!
…go for gold with the hats, but not with the shoes…apparently.Be sure to check out the Visitor Centre with a heap of local info for exploring the Great Southern and the rest of the state. The staff are super friendly and eager to answer any questions you might have about the region.There is plenty on offer for Art enthusiasts with amazing works by local artists, as well as some gorgeous craft and hand made delights.
My particular favourite was the Naturally Esperance Store jam packed full of everything wholesome and wellness related. I regret not taking a photo of the inside of the building which was quite breathtaking.
There is much to see and do (not just purchase) and if you enjoy history this place has plenty. Each building has its own unique story and how it came to reside in what is essentially a retirement village for quaint cottages!
When the kids have inevitably had enough of “all that history stuff” there is a great open space grassed area they can run around on or take in the beautiful Esperance sunshine.
Museum Park Period Village, Esperance
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9am–5pm
Wednesday & Friday: 8am–5pm
Call: (08) 9083 1555
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