The result is a more open, spacious centre, which will better serve the needs of tourists and visitors to Northam.
A striking painting of Hugo Throssell now hangs near the entrance to the centre, along with information and books about the historic figure.
Avon Valley Arts Society Inc has a display of artwork for sale and |the migrant exhibition, Sense of Place, has returned, with more of the display located at the Old Northam Railway Station on Fitzgerald Street.
A Natural Resource Management exhibition and an Aboriginal Interpretive exhibition are expected at the centre soon.
Shire of Northam acting chief executive Allan Middleton said the renovations were the first stage of the shire’s aboriginal and environmental interpretation works.
‘The centre is very popular and we hope visitors will enjoy it,’ Mr Middleton said.
The new open hours are Monday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm.
The centre’s contact details have not changed.