KARRAKATTA CEMETERY - NORFOLK CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM TOUR
Saturday 10th November: From 10am
Railway Road, Karrakatta, 6010
Guided - Booking Required
Karrakatta Cemetery is the final resting place of hundreds of thousands of Western Australians. Located in the heart of the cemetery, the Norfolk Chapel is the largest chapel in Western Australia, conducting over 550 funeral services annually. Constructed in 1991, the architecturally award winning original design by Architect’s Ralph Drexel and Walter Hunter draws inspiration from the Art Deco Style of the original crematorium building from 1937. In recent times the chapel and lounge has undergone an extensive refurbishment under the direction of Slavin Architects.
Participants will be taken on a guided tour of the Chapel with Slavin Architects, completing the tour in the Crematorium which is traditionally closed to the public. Karrakatta was the site of the first cremator in Western Australia and now hosts three modern cremators.
Bookings are essential. Each tour will commence on the hour and runs for 30-45 minutes. Cameras are not permitted in the crematorium. Participants should gather in the main Karrakatta driveway at the tour assembly point sign.