Buckingham House Wanneroo
Updated: Oct 6
Buckingham House is located in the original Wanneroo townsite at 10 Neville Drive. The house built between 1880 and 1890 is one of only a few remaining examples of a typical family cottage.
The house was home to the Buckingham Family: Mum, Dad and seven children! John Buckingham was a grazier and the property was vital to the northern stock routes.
John Buckingham donated five acres of his land for a new school and the site also includes the Old Wanneroo School House.
Buckingham House has passed through the hands of many Wanneroo families and as well as growing crops it has been a dairy farm and market gardens.
Buckingham House is frequently visited by school groups to learn the history of the local area. During Heritage week in May and again in October each year it holds an open day with lots of hands on activities for the kids to do with the help of volunteers in period costume. The kids can bake scones, churn butter, scrub clothes on the washboards and dry them with the wringer. The open day is very interesting and definitely worth a visit.
At the rear of the old school house there is a small playground.
If you enjoyed Buckingham House you may also like to visit Wanneroo Museum in the town centre, visit nearby Cockman House in Woodvale or walk the Wanneroo Cultural and Civic Trail. You can enjoy a play at the all abilities Opportunity Playspace nearby in Rotary Park.
In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.