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Brierley Jigsaw Gallery

Attractions Bridgetown


Hours: Mon - Fri 0900 - 1700, Sat 1000 - 1500, Sun & Pub Hols 1000 - 1300

Phone: 8 9761 1740
Fax: 8 9761 1105

Hundreds of jigsaw puzzles collected since the 1940s, the ONLY collection of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Mrs Jessie Brierley arrived in Bridgetownin 1940, searching for peace and a happy and secure life for her children. Often in the evenings, the family would work together on jigsaw puzzles, which when completed would be mounted and hung on walls around the family farm.

When Mrs Brierley opened a guest house at the completion of the war, visitors also completed puzzles, and often, when returning to various corners of the world, they would send gifts of new puzzles. Thus the collection grew!

As a gesture of thanks for all that Bridgetown had given her, Mrs Brierley offered her collection to the community, through the Shire, in 1978. She provided funds to line and carpet a gallery suitable to house the collection - a tribute to her generosity in supporting any project designed to promote or improve the district.

Since 1978, the collection has continue to expand gifts from visitors, and donations are used to mount new jigsaws and maintain the existing collection.

Our amazing collection varies in types, and sizes range from our smallest at 99 pieces (it's much smaller than it sounds!) to our largest at 9,000 pieces.

Description

Bequeathed to the Shire by Jessie Brierley in 1978.

You can see many framed jigsaws of famous landscapes and classic art, 3D jigsaws and much more. We even have the world's smallest wooden jigsaw!

Entry by gold coin donation.

Map & Directions

Location

154 Hampton Street, Bridgetown