Koorda and Districts Museum and Historical Society

A museum in the heart of corn dolly country

This is a diverse collection for such a small town, lovingly maintained by a group of volunteers. The Museum is laid out like the old Koorda & Districts Centennial Hospital, and even includes the operating theatre which was used between 1932 and 1940. Many of the medical items were donated to the collection from the Merredin, Wyalkatchem and Kununoppin Hospitals when they closed. Find out about the doctors who cared for the people of Koorda, some of whom donated items to the collection. Explore the extensive local history collection including maps, books, brochures, pamphlets and the Narkal Notes, a local newspaper run by volunteers. At the back of the site there is a Machinery Shed and the Old Koorda Lockup.


Old Hospital Building
Ningham Road
Koorda WA 6475

Opening Hours

By appointment. Donation entry fee applies.

Koorda sausage

These pigs, carrying sausages, were displayed prominently in the first butcher shop window on Railway Street in Koorda. Harold Heine was the first butcher in Koorda in 1922 and the meat was supplied...

Handcrafted instruments

Dr Len Chester was the first doctor at the Koorda Hospital, between 1932 and 1935. These are the original surgical instruments used by Dr Chester. You will notice that there are also dentistry...

A dying art

You would expect to find a corn dolly in a collection in Koorda, as it is part of the Shire’s emblem. These corn dollies were made by Frank Lodge as a wedding gift to Norman and Eva Braid. Corn...

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