Gwalia Museum - WA



DEG: -28.914595 121.33429
DMS: 28º 54' 52.54" S 121º 20' 3.44" E
UTM: 51 J 6800335mN 337615mE
Altitude: 388.17m


Address & Contact

Gwalia WA 6438
Phone: +618 9037 7122


Gwalia Museum was opened in 1972 as the Gwalia Historical Gallery in the former Sons of Gwalia Mine Office by an enthusiastic group of locals keen to preserve the history of the mine and Gwalia. Over the years, restoration work has been done on many of the cottages while the former mine office houses a huge collection of objects and photographs showcasing the life and times of the mine and the people who worked there.

The Museum also has an outdoor display of mining machinery next to the timber incline headframe and winder.

There are no entry fees. A donation however will be much appreciated as it will help fund the conservation and upkeep of Gwalia Ghost Town & Museum. Allow a couple of hours to see the Gwalia Museum and Hoover House before exploring the cottages and other buildings in Gwalia.

Hoover House is a luxury Bed and Breakfast and function venue where guests, museum visitors and travellers can enjoy coffee on the verandah overlooking the vast open pit of the modern gold mine on the site of the historical Sons of Gwalia Mine.

Dog friendly (on lead at all times).

Gwalia Museum is open from 9am to 4pm daily with the exception of a short break over Easter and the Christmas and New Year period.

Drive directly to the Gwalia Museum on the hill to gain entry. For RV owners visiting the museum, there is ample parking for vehicles at the free RV Site outside the entry gates, although caravans may only be parked at the site if the Leonora Caravan Park is full.
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Leonora Airport at 27/07:30am WST
Distance from Gwalia Museum 4.25km N
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Distance from Gwalia Museum 3.47km N
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