The Mount Magnet Mining and Pastoral Museum exhibits a vast collection of artefacts and photographs from the town’s rich past. Countless voluntary hours and more than thirty years have been dedicated by members of the Mount Magnet Historical Society to collect, restore and preserve this unique collection.

Now on permanent display, the museum provides an insight into early pastoral (since 1878) and gold mining activities (since 1891) that make up the Murchison region’s history. Insight is also given into a rapidly vanishing way of outback life.

The original Boogardie State Battery has been rebuilt on the museum site and with the outstanding Rabbit Proof Fence exhibit (featuring film sets and stories depicted in two movies), pastoral shed and other relics, is a must-see for tourists and residents of the region alike.

Entry is through the Visitor Centre.


  • History & Heritage