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Wireless Hill Museum

6153 Ardross, Australia (Western Australia)

Address Telefunken Drive (extending from Almondbury Road)
in Wireless Hill Park 
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Radio and Kommunication in general
  • Media
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Transmitting and Studio technique
  • Morse technology
  • Gramophone (no electrical sound transmission)
  • Historic Engineering Landmarks
  • Amateur Radio / Military & Industry Radio

Opening times
Wednesday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm.

Status from 06/2024
Free entry.

Tel.:+61-8-9364 0158  eMail:wireless.hill  


Our page for Wireless Hill Museum in Ardross, Australia, is administrated by member Gary Cowans. Please write to him about your experience with this museum, for corrections of our data or sending photos by using the Contact Form to the Museum Finder.

Location / Directions
S32.030351° E115.827970°S32°1.82106' E115°49.67820'S32°1'49.2636" E115°49'40.6920"

Ardross is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Melville.
Ardross, together with Applecross and Mount Pleasant, is situated on a peninsula jutting into the Swan River.

Wireless Hill Park is a 40-hectare (99-acre) park in Ardross, Western Australia that is the location of the former Applecross Wireless Station, an early radio station in Western Australia.
The station buildings have been preserved and now house the Wireless Hill Museum. The site is listed in the Register of the National Estate and the State Register of Heritage Places.


Wireless Hill Museum

For the past one hundred years Wireless Hill has played an important role in Western Australia’s history.

From 1912 the station was used for telecommunications and was one of Australia’s first links with radio technology. It provided an important link for Perth, one of the most remote cities in the world.

Using Morse Code, the telecommunication station communicated with ships off the Australian coast using a mast 112 metres tall. The station also connected Perth with the eastern seaboard, London, Antarctic bases and the rest of the world. Applecross Wireless Station became a feeder station for international radiograms, weather reports, news bulletins and press reports.

In 1968 the station was vacated and the land was bought by the City of Melville and is now a public reserve and museum.

In 1970 the West Australian VHF Group (an amateur radio club) proposed establishing a telecommunications museum. In 1974 work began on converting the station, and in 1979 the Wireless Hill Telecommunications Museum was officially opened as a contribution to Western Australia's sesquicentennial celebrations. In 2015, after refurbishment, the museum was re-opened as the Wireless Hill Museum presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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