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Leonora Gwalia Historical Museum


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... view more info

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Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm, daily.


The Museum includes the cottages, the mine office complex and an outdoor display of mining machinery next to the timber incline headframe and winder. There are no entry fees, however, a donation will be much appreciated as it will help fund the conservation and upkeep of Gwalia Ghost Town and Museum.


Gwalia, Leonora


Located at Tower Street, Gwalia.



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Rated by 3 guests
Kerry R
A great day of exploration
This town located within a short distance of a large open cut working goldmine is educational and allows you to see what life was like is the early years. The houses have been restored to the original conditions and it is inspiring to see what the early. workers endured you can also explore H Hoovers house.

Paul G
So much history
Called in here for morning tea at Hoover House. Great spot, so much history to explore and the open cut mine also.

This museum includes the house built by Herbert Hoover some years before he became the President of the USA.
An interesting museum, where you can view a very deep open cut mine, a restored 100 year old mine office and machinery.