Town Tours depart at 11.00am & 1.30pm, every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  • Hear stories of the town’s changing history – a small group of Spanish Benedictine monks made their way north from Perth on foot to establish a mission near the banks of the Moore River in 1847.
  • See Baroque, Gothic revival, Byzantine, Italian and Renaissance architectural styles rising up between the eucalyptus trees and dusty scrub.
  • Visit the Abbey Church, housing one of only two large Moser organs crafted in Germany and imported to Australia in the 1920s. The church walls display a rare form of art called “sgraffito” alongside more conventional and familiar religious icons and paintings.
  • Visit the old Flour Mill, dating back to 1879
  • The Prindiville room houses a unique cultural display focusing on the contrast between the Indigenous owners of this ancient land and the European monks; the modules present information about skills, food sources, communication, and traditional customs.
  • A Deep Space Ground station housing one of the world's largest antennae's was built near New Norcia by the European Space Agency, learn the story of why it was built here and what it does!
  • St Ildephonsus’ and St Gertrude’s Colleges are striking enough from the outside but the highlight is discovering what awaits inside! With your guide, you’ll discover interiors reminiscent of what you’d expect to find in the finest chapels in Italy.
Book your Tour at the Museum and Art Gallery:
Adult $15.00
Concession $13.00
Primary Students (children under 13)
Children under 5 Free
Family Pass (2 adults & 2 primary children) $37.50
Or purchase a combined ticket for the Tour AND Entry to Museum and Art Gallery:
Adults $25.00
Concession $22.50
Primary Students (children under 13)
Children under 5 Free
Family Pass (2 adults & 2 primary children )

Looking for a memorable experience for your family, social group or work colleagues?

Let us organise a tour and day itinerary tailored to your particular interests and time frame at discounted rates.(For groups of 15 or more)

We recommend that a moderate level of fitness is required for our two hour town tour along with bringing a hat, sunscreen, water and sensible walking shoes. Most of all don't forget your camera to capture some of the amazing images you will encounter .

For safety and professional standards reasons tour groups must consist of at least two participants. If there are less than this number the tour will be cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

During the summer season if the temperature reaches above 40 degrees the afternoon tour will not run.

For information on town tours and group tours, please call the Museum & Art Gallery on 08 9654 8056 or email at

There is no need to pre book the town tour for groups of less than eight.

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