Find out about the amazing rich history of the Eastern Goldfields and the city’s mining heritage at the Museum of the Goldfields.
Discover the unique role the town has played in WA’s development, both as a centre of mining and its place at the edge of the Nullarbor Plain.
The Museum started out in 1968 in the British Arms Hotel, believed to be the narrowest pub in Australia. The hotel was built in 1899 and operated as a hotel for around 25 years, after which it was used as a boarding house. It was vacant for some years until it was purchased and converted into a museum.
During your visit 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.
Get a feel for life in this boomtown during the gold rush years by looking at the range of displays including the Woodline Office, Claude De Bernales’ jarrah-lined boardroom and office, the Miner’s Cottage and Woodline Police Wagon. Other displays include a large collection of objects used in the Goldfields region in the early 20th century and information on the wildlife and natural environment of the Goldfields.
While you are there don’t miss their Dinosaur Explore: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition running until the 27th of February 2022.
Enjoy a picnic lunch in the front gardens surrounded by a range of native plant species, or in the courtyard with its charming cottage garden beds.
17 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, WA, 6430
(08) 9021 8533
10.00am – 3.00pm
ANZAC DAY 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day & Good Friday
Entry is free, donations are welcome