Gwalia Ghost Town and Museum
For the Gwalia Ghost Town and Museum's Official Website, click here.
Visitors can explore over a dozen buildings in the Gwalia ghost town, including miners’ cottages, single men’s camps, Patroni’s Guest House and Mazza’s Store. Up on the hill in the Mine Precinct, there are the Mine Manager’s House (now Hoover House Bed & Breakfast), the Assay Office, the headframe and winder and many fascinating outdoor exhibits. Highlights include ‘Midland’, one of three steam engines that worked on the woodlines supplying the Sons of Gwalia mine with timber and fuel. There is also the first passenger tram in Western Australia, which ran between Leonora and Gwalia from 1903 to 1921. The collection of smaller objects housed in the Mine Office explores community, cultural and mining life and features the heritage of Afghans, Italians and Yugoslavs.
Gwalia Museum is open from 9am to 4pm daily (excluding Christmas Day).
Allow a couple of hours to cover the Mine Precinct and then enjoy coffee and cake, or a light lunch, on the verandah of Hoover House before exploring the townsite buildings.
Drive directly to the Mine Precinct on top of the hill to gain entry to Gwalia Museum. There is ample parking for caravans at the RV Site outside the entry gates.
There are no entry fees. A donation however will be much appreciated as it will help fund the conservation and upkeep of Gwalia ghost town & museum.
$2 for an audio tour covering 60 points of interest.
PLEASE NOTE: The Shift Boss’ House and the Function House is currently closed for major conservation work. The works are funded by Lotterywest Conserving Cultural Heritage Grant with support from the Shire of Leonora. For more information please click here.
There is a free RV Site just outside the Mine precinct gates. You must register your vehicle with the Museum for an overnight stay.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an RV site only. Caravan parking is only permitted when the Leonora Caravan Park is full to capacity.
To learn more about RV site guidelines click here.
To learn more about Gwalia Museum click here.
To learn how you can support Gwalia Museum click here.
To learn more about Gwalia and the Sons of Gwalia Mine click here.
Images: Serana Pearce/Code Lime Photography