Western Australian Museum

Western Australian Museum

Museum in Kalgoorlie, WA

The Western Australian Museum — Kalgoorlie-Boulder showcases the rich history of the Eastern Goldfields and the city’s mining heritage. Discover the unique role the town has played in WA’s development, both as a center of mining and its place at the edge of the Nullarbor Plain.

Explore the largest display of the State’s collection of gold bars and nuggets, step back in time to see how prospectors searched for this precious metal, and learn about the life and hardships faced by mining families during the early 1900s.
One of the long-term exhibitions is the Miner’s Cottage. This building is an authentic miner's cottage relocated Piccadilly St, Kalgoorlie in 1998. The building illustrates the living conditions and social lives of early goldfields settlers.

Visitors are invited to stroll through the Museum grounds, including the ethnobotanical garden at the front of the museum, and the scenic courtyard at the rear, to view the miner’s cottage, the Woodline Office, the Police Wagon and a replica West Australian Bank building (closed to the public).

Another one of our most-visited exhibitions is The British Arms Hotel. This heritage-listed hotel is believed to be the narrowest pub in the Southern Hemisphere, and houses three display galleries upstairs. There is Dr. Rout’s dental surgery, the display of historic Trade Union banners, and a recreation of an Edwardian parlor on the Goldfields.

The museum is open from Sunday to Saturday. The entry is free, although the suggested donation is $5. The daily museum tour commences at 10.30am.

Contact Information

  • 17 Hannan Street
    Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
  • Phone: (08) 9021 8533
  • Fax: 08 9212 3882
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  • Hours

    Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Entertainment » Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Entertainment » Museums

Related Listings:
The Western Australian Museum – Perth
Australian Museum
The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology
Queensland Museum
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