Yilgarn History Museum

Yilgarn History MuseumVisit the earliest Registrar’s Office in Western Australia and the courthouse, now the Museum, built in 1892.

“Look for gold towards the constellation of the Southern Cross,” they said. And there it was found. From here began the Gold Rush to Coolgardie, and the richest cubic mile of earth in the world Kalgoorlie’s Golden Mile.

Southern Cross, standing as it does, where the Agricultural areas meet the Mining regions, is in unique position, and its History Museum contains a collection of artefacts, records and memorabilia from both areas.

Displays Include

  • A Prospectors Camp
  • Prospecting Gear
  • Minerals
  • Authentic 5-Head Stamp Battery
  • Agricultural, Transport & Water Supply Items
  • Bottle Collection
  • Early Educational Items
  • Photos & Citations of Yilgarn Servicemen

Contact the Museum


Museum Open Hours

Monday  9.30am to 11.30am, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm

By appointment

To view, please call: 0412 053 830 or 0428 491 467

Wednesday 9.30am to 11.30am
Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am
Friday 12 noon - 4.00pm

By appointment

To view, please call: 0412 053 830 or 0428 491 467

Sunday 10.30am to 3.30pm
This museum is operated by willing volunteers. We apologise if for any reason it is closed at an advertised time due to unforeseen circumstances.

Admission fees

Admission by donation.

Yilgarn History Museum Brochure


There's History Waiting to be Discovered in Southern Cross! #YourEverydayWA