Museum of the Goldfields

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.

Open Daily

10.00am – 3.00pm

Anzac DAY 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day & Good Friday


17 Hannan Street, 
Kalgoorlie / Karlkurla, WA, 6430 


Entry is free, donations are welcome.


(08) 9021 8533

PO Box 25, Kalgoorlie, WA, 6433


Everyone is included
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Top 10% of attractions worldwide!

Reviews from millions of Tripadvisor travellers have placed the Museum of the Goldfields in the top 10% of attractions worldwide in the 2024 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice!

Our heartfelt thanks go to our visitor services officers and volunteers who continue to deliver amazing customer service every day and to our wonderful visitors and supporters for helping make this happen.

Special exhibitions & events


Thursday 15 August | 5pm - 7.30pm

Get ready to dive into a whirlwind of scientific excitement with activities that unveil the fascinating world of science in every corner of our lives here in the Goldfields Region.