Museum of the Goldfields, Kalgoorlie-Boulder

A towering headframe--a steel structure usually found above an underground mine shaft--marks the entrance into Museum of the Goldfields, 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 visit Museum of the Goldfields and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kalgoorlie-Boulder attractions using our Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip itinerary app .
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  • Spent about three hours here with very interesting exhibits especially the vault and the various other exhibits there  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum of the goldfields, we spent a couple hours there. The pearl display was excellent as was the video of WA. The miners house, bank etc was very authentic. Entr...  more »
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  • We were very impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The exhibits were interesting and well presented. The old miner's cottages and artifacts were well set out and brought back memories of our youth.
  • I found this fascinating! Awesome staff explained the layout on our arrival, the exhibits are really informative and well presented. Our youngest was 7 and oldest 75 and we were really impressed.

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