Western Cape Cultural Centre Western Cape Cultural Centre

Magnificent Wetlands ExhibitImmerse yourself in the history and culture of the region at the Western Cape Cultural Centre. It’s a unique and engaging attraction for both visitors and locals alike.

The Cultural Centre showcases the history of Weipa and its surrounding communities. It plays an important role in preserving traditional language and culture from the region by exhibiting local artwork and informative displays. 

In 2012, the Cultural Centre was refurbished, following a $250,000 investment from Rio Tinto. Many of the displays were restored, enhancing the value it brings to the community.

Pack a picnic

Western Cape Cultural Centre - pack a picnic

The Centre has proved to be very popular since reopening in 2012, in part because of its beautiful location overlooking the Embley River. With outdoor seating and a large grassy area, it’s a great place for a picnic or to meet friends.

According to feedback from Traditional Owners and other community members, the Cultural Centre is a valuable and important community asset, as well as a fantastic local attraction. 

Opening Hours and Information
Monday to Friday
(excluding public holidays)

9.30am to 2.30pm
(March to November)

Admission is free.

Drinks and light snacks are available.