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Displays from the Boer War, WW1, WW2 and Vietnam featuring a collection of memorabilia. Includes photographs, military equipment and uniforms.
- Museums:Local History,Military
- Open Days/times:MON - FRI 10AM - 4PM, SUN 10AM - NOON
- Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
The Goldfields War Museum houses a vast collection of war memorabilia from citizens of the Goldfields. Walk through the rotating displays and discover the significant involvement residents of the town played during the Boer War, WWI, WWII and Vietnam; this is an enriching experience for anyone with an interest in Australia’s history of warfare. Examine photographs, documents and objects on display to gain an in-depth understanding of the wars.
In April 2010 a 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck Kalgoorlie-Boulder and as a result the Goldfields War Museum suffered extensive damage and was closed. A small part of the exhibition has been relocated to the Kalgoorlie Town Hall – 1st Floor, corner of Hannan and Wilson Streets. Opening times are Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm.
The City’s Local History Archives are also located on the 1st Floor of the Kalgoorlie Town Hall. Opening times Tuesday and Friday 9:00am – 12noon.
The Koorda Motor & Military Museum houses an array of military collections and vintage cars to browse through.
- Open Days/times:By appointment only
- Open Days:By Appointment Only
The Motor and Military Museum has an extensive private collection of motor, garage and military memorabilia from original classic and muscle cars, models and military displays from the Boer War to Afghanistan.
You can browse through the array of historic artefacts or sit down for a cuppa and enjoy being immersed in the history that surrounds you.
Most of the vehicles and equipment in the museum are from the Army, this is not intentional, but merely reflects that which is the most comonly found on farms in the area.
- Open Days/times:10am - 3pm, 7 days a week
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
The vehicles in the Museum don't just stay on display, most of them are fully operational and are taken out on parades, ANZAC day and rallies, Their ongoing maintenance and upkeep is born by the Museum. Although the Museum has a large collection of vehicles, we endeavor to tell the whole story of our defence forces. You will also find on display everything from a portable camp stove to a dentist chair, artillery to postcards sent home from the Western Front during WWI.
The Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum is housed in an original, massive Army Vehicle Workshop building, constructed in Nungarin in 1942-43 as part of Australia’s defense in WWII.
- Open Days/times:Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm
- Museums:Local History,Military,Motoring
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
The huge building was part of the No.5 Base Ordnance Depot (5BOD) which was considered to be the largest storage facility for Army Ordnance in Western Australia at that time. Built at a total cost of approx. 10 million pounds it is believed to be the largest timber clad building in the southern hemisphere, featuring a distinctive saw tooth roof.
The Museum is run by local volunteers and relies heavily on the support of the Shire of Nungarin and donations from the public to maintain and expand exhibits. Many of the the items on display have been donated.