Goldfields War Museum

Goldfields War Museum

Over 3000 Goldfields people have served in each of the First and Second World Wars and in smaller conflicts from the Boer War to present day. The Goldfields region has a rich military history that is reflected in the museum’s collection.
As a result of the 2010 earthquake, home of the Goldfields War Museum, Burt Street, Boulder was badly damaged and was subsequently relocated to the 1st Floor, Kalgoorlie Town Hall. There you will see thought provoking displays of personal artifacts showcasing the involvement of Goldfields people in times of war.
Currently a new museum is being developed that will showcase the uniquely interesting stories of Goldfields people who have endured the hardships of war. The Goldfields War Museum is looking to acquire military objects, photographs and documents relating to men and women from the Goldfields region that served in times of war or participated in home front activities.

Opening Hours

Visit us at the Kalgoorlie Town Hall, Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, Monday - Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm, or phone us on 9021 9806.
Significance Assessment for Goldfields War Museum

A significance assessment of the Goldfields War Museum was conducted from 23 May to 27 August 2010, to identify and record catalogue data for 1250 object and 250 military service records.

Goldfields War Museum Interpretation Plan

The Goldfields War Museum Interpretation Plan was completed in June 2015 by 3-D Projects.  The Interpretation Plan was grant funded through Lotterywest and sets out a guide for the effective development of the Goldfields War Museum. 

Goldfields War Museum Design Exhibition Plan
The Goldfields War Museum Exhibition Design plan was completed in November 2015 by 3-D Projects in association with SIA Architects, Project Two, Lightwell and Wes Olson.  This plan sets out a design proposal for the Goldfields War Museums development.
The Goldfields War Museum Exhibition Design Plan can be downloaded from the quicklinks panel on the right of the page.