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Kalgoorlie Town Hall

The Kalgoorlie Town Hall, an impressive heritage listed building, is one of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s major landmarks. With its grand façade and rich interior decoration, it reflects the town’s immense wealth and civic pride of a community thriving on the 1900’s gold boom. Guided tours now available on Monday (e... view more info

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Hours: Open for Guided Tours only: Monday (excluding public holidays)and Wednesday at 10.30am, costs $5 per person.

Description

Built as a state-of-the-art theatre in 1908, the Federation Free Classical style building has many beautiful architectural features such as ornate pressed metal ceilings, chandeliers, sweeping staircase, fly tower with original theatre rigging, backstage area with 11 dressing rooms. Costing almost £20,000 to construct, the Kalgoorlie Town Hall was officially opened on 8th November 1908.

The upstairs foyer is home to the Sporting Hall of Fame, where photographs of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s sporting heroes are on display, alongside artefacts and memorabilia of events and important occasions in the history of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The Council Chambers and Mayor’s Parlour on the first floor contains many objects, photographs and paintings of historic value, and to this day continues to host the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council meetings.

A familiar sight for visitors to Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the commemorative statue of Paddy Hannan, an Irish prospector who is credited with discovering the first gold in Kalgoorlie that started one of the greatest gold rushes in Australia’s history. The original statue was erected in 1929 and has since been refurbished and relocated inside the foyer of the hall where it can be viewed during guided tours. The more durable replica of Paddy Hannan was erected in 1983 and awaits you to take his photo and even refresh yourself with a drink from his waterbag.

Location

316 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430, Australia

Directions

Located at 316 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie.

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jean
Tourist Centre
I was very impressed by the visitor centre. It was clean and was well presented. I noticed that staff were cleaning and organising the inside and outside areas. I thought having a hire car was a good idea. There were books to exchange or pay a gold coin donation fee.

Halen
Beautiful Historic Building
Awesome place to visit. Like going back several decades. Beautifully kept. Loved the wall hanging gifted by early Italian Settlers. Well worth a visit