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
Tuesday9.30am to 11.30pm, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday9.30am to 11.30am, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Thursday9.30am to 11.30am, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Friday9.30am to 3.30pm
Saturday9.30am to 12.00 midday
Sunday11.00am to 3.00pm
There may be occasions when we are unable to open due to unavailability of voluntary staff.

Admission Fees

Adults $3.00
Children $0.50

Yilgarn History Museum Brochure


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