Western Australian Museum - Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie-Boulder

(4.7/5 based on 320+ 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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  • Lots of interesting things to look at and really well set out. Staff are friendly and the kids loved it .  more »
  • Was a great museum to visit. You could go up the lift to the top of the mine tower with all round views of kalgoorlie. See gold and old vehicles etc. Personally thought it was better value than the no...  more »
  • A great set up and the staff were extremely helpful, informative and friendly. Loved the look out up the lift and down to the vault. We were lucky enough to catch the gold and silver display.  more »