Visit the Museum of the Goldfields in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to see an impressive array of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Check out the underground vault with its grand display of gold nuggets and jewellery, and stunning gold ingots. Venture up the imposing Ivanhoe headframe in the glass-fronted lift to see the panoramic view of the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the surrounding Great Western Woodlands.
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.
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.
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.