Underground Hospital and Museum, Mount Isa

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  • August 10, 2017
    A hospital in the ground, as it is unexpected and yet it existed to Mount Isa. After the bombing of Darwin in 1942 by the Japanese, Mount Isa was afraid to turn out to be bombed and an underground hospital built por put patients to safety in case of attack. Fortunately for the city, the bombing never took place and the hospital never served. After falling into oblivion for decades, he was rediscovered and rehabilitated for opening to the public. It is managed by an association of passionate volunteers of history. A very interesting tour of the hospital and the small museum with hardware and instruments of the era.
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  • August 5, 2017
    This was fantastic and well worth the money. The underground hospital was well preserved and has lots of artefacts on display. The hospital museum was also amazing. If you go make sure you check out t...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    Well worth the visit. The volunteer tour guides have amazing information on how hospital staff and mine site management came together during the war to establish a safe haven for hospital patients.  more »
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  • September 17, 2017
    Well done to the volunteers who have made this little gem possible for us all to see the history and was history of the area hospital and it's people. The volunteers were excellent and really love what they were doing here. The place is full of history and is almost overcrowded with items on show. Highly recommend for something different....
  • July 24, 2017
    Very interesting small museum. Tour of the underground hospital well worth a visit for a very reasonable price.
  • September 12, 2017
    Well done. Worth visiting
  • July 27, 2017
    So much local history, great place to visit
  • September 11, 2016
    Fascinating look into Mount Isa and Queensland's history in regards to the war. The story behind the Underground Hospital is a pretty good one too, from the construction until it was rediscovered. The ladies there are great and the tour was good as well.

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