Western Australian Museum - Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie-Boulder
(4.6/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
A towering headframe--a steel structure usually found above an underground mine shaft--marks the entrance into Western Australian Museum - Kalgoorlie, giving visitors a hint that this is no ordinary museum. A huge collection of gold nuggets, bars, and other glittering objects is displayed in an underground vault, and the second floor of the museum is taken up with indigenous cultural items and historical artifacts from the early mining days. From the viewing platform on the headframe you'll have a panoramic view of the town, and well beyond it. Visit this site for a chance to step back in time and see how prospectors used to search for gold, and learn all about the hardships faced by their families during the early 1900s. Plan to see Western Australian Museum - Kalgoorlie and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kalgoorlie-Boulder itinerary builder.
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  • It is great that history is recorded and old places and things are kept as they were.This is an intersting museum of history of Kalgoorlie located at the top end of Hannan Street. 
  • Spent about an hour here, entry by donation (Suggested Entry $5) Broad range of stuff to see, with a fair bit on mining. Interesting outside exhibits...and a narrow two story pub. 
  • If in Kalgoorlie this is a must to visit. You can't miss the old mining Head Frame at 17 Hannan Street. The cost of entry is by donation and $5 is the recognised amount to donate which is extremely re...  more »
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  • The different displays in the museum are great. Loved going up in the elevator to the platform. Good view.
  • Great museum showing off the history of the town and it's association with gold mining. Amazing staff who really care about their work.
  • A very interesting museum documenting Kalgoorlie and the goldrush.
  • Absolutely loved this very special museum with its wonderful interpretation of the area.
  • Visited the Museum in 2015 & enjoyed an hour or so of walking around having a look at the history of Kalgoorlie / Boulder & the gold rush. Could easily spend many hours, though I found having a small look 1 day & returning the following for another walk around best for me. The view from the top of the head frame gives a great look over the Kalgoorlie township. I think entry is free, though a gold coin donation maybe expected, worth putting some time aside for a visit.