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Don Rhodes Mining Museum Park

  • (08) 9173 1711

The Don Rhodes Mining and Transport Museum is a public park in Port Hedland, Western Australia, with an open air display of retired mining machinery and railway rollingstock.

  • Open Days/times:Park open all hours
  • Museums:Local History,Mining

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Description

Located on Wilson Street, which links the town with the Great Northern Highway and North West Coastal Highway, the museum faces Nelson Point Yard, the northern terminus of the Mount Newman railway.Located on Wilson Street, which links the town with the Great Northern Highway and North West Coastal Highway, the museum faces Nelson Point Yard, the northern terminus of the Mount Newman railway.

Greenbushes Discovery Centre

The Greenbushes Discovery Centre tells the story of human involvement with the environment.

  • Open Days/times:Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm
  • Museums:Farming,Local History,Mining,Science

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

It houses interactive displays and unique games set in various themes namely Mining, Timber Milling, Community and Agriculture, all under the umbrella of 'The Land'. Open 10am to 2pm Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Experience the "Discovery Forest" interactive timber display or explore the "Discovery Decline" replica underground tunnel. Take a walk on the suite of walk trails and experience the natural environment and history of the area.

Take a walk along the "Heritage Amble" walk trail and play the Game, visiting the many historic sites identified along Blackwood Road. Enjoy the Heritage Amble as you take the journey in the footsteps of a fictional Greenbushes character as you play the Game.

The Centre is open for ad hoc tours or group tours, by prior arrangement, and provides a comfortable and relaxing venue for tour groups to stop and allow travellers to stretch their legs. The Discovery Centre is located at 38 Blackwood Road in Greenbushes, opposite the Heritage Park and is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm or by prior arangement. Phone (08) 9764 3883.

Volunteers from the local community, who have an enormous amount of history to share, operate the Centre.

Mount Magnet Mining And Pastoral Museum

The Mount Magnet Mining and Pastoral Museum exhibits a vast collection of artefacts and photographs from the town’s rich past.

  • Museums:Farming,Mining

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Description

Countless voluntary hours and more than twenty five years has 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 goldmining activities (since 1891) which 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 other relics, is a must-see for tourists and residents of the region alike

Museum of the Goldfields

Discover the unique role Kalgoorlie has played in WA’s development, both as a centre of mining and its place at the edge of the Nullarbor Plain, at the Museum of the Goldfields

  • Museums:Local History,Mining,State Museums

Details

  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Museum of the Goldfields showcases the rich history of the Eastern Goldfields and the city’s mining heritage.

Discover the unique role the town has played in WA’s development, both as a centre of mining and its place at the edge of the Nullarbor Plain.

Explore the largest display of the State’s collection of gold bars and nuggets, step back in time to see how prospectors searched for this precious metal, and learn about the life and hardships faced by mining families during the early 1900s.

Yilgarn History Museum

Built in 1892 Yilgarn History Museum is the oldest, still standing building east of Northam and it's the earliest Registrar’s Office in Western Australia, Look under the Southern Cross and find gold.

  • Museums:Mining

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Visit the Yilgarn History Museum in Southern Cross and view the extensive collection of artefacts, records and memorabilia from both the agricultural and mining industries. Absorb the rich history of the region and admire the museums beautiful heritage building, which was the former courthouse, built in 1892.

 

Look under the Southern Cross and find gold. 

 

 

 

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