Armadale History House Museum provoking memories with sensual exhibition


Jacqueline Overton and Hazel James tune in to a bottled memory at the History House Museum in Armadale.
Jacqueline Overton and Hazel James tune in to a bottled memory at the History House Museum in Armadale.

AN exhibition that is using bottled memories is providing a thought-provoking experience at the History House Museum in Armadale.

Mayor Henry Zelones said the exhibition would appeal to people who were interested in how the brain stores memories through the senses; touch, hear and smell.

“The exhibition is thought provoking as it delves into what a memory is; how the brain stores memories, what childhood amnesia is and other fascinating facts relating to memories,” Cr Zelones said.

“Discover why memories change over time and find out what triggers a memory from your childhood.

“If you have lived in the Armadale area since the late 70s some of the panels will take you on a journey back in time, with images of places like the old Daleline Drive-in which was located on Forrest Road.

Part of the exhibition includes an activity where visitors can make a contribution to the memory wall or bottle a special memory which will be added to the collection in the exhibition.

History House Museum is located in the Minnawarra Historic Precinct on Jull Street, Armadale.

For information and opening times call 9394 5000 or visit City of Armadale.