Mt Magnet Mining and Pastoral Museum

A large museum for a small town

The Mt. Magnet Mining and Pastoral Museum celebrates its mining and pastoral history over several buildings. The sheer scale of the restored Hill 50 Winder in one of the sheds is impressive, whilst the replica house tells a tale of murder on the rabbit proof fence. You can view pastoral items, including an overhead shearing plant, and find out more about the number 1 Rabbit Proof Fence. There is something of interest here for everyone. To find the museum just look out for old the Eclipse Mine headframe on the main street.


Hepburn St
Mt Magnet WA 6638

Opening Hours
7 days 9am - 4pm
Gold seekers

Prospecting or looking for gold or precious metals can be a full time pursuit. Many people in the region own metal detectors, which are waved over the ground in the hope of hearing the illusive ‘beep’...

Truth is stranger than fiction

This is one painting in a series of acrylic works about a serial killer on the Rabbit Proof Fence. In 1933, John Thomas Smith, aka Snowy Rowles, killed three people along the rabbit proof fence...

Keeping it in the family

This plane was made in about 1940 in Mt Magnet and was given to the young Bernie Duplex by his Uncle Leo Kennedy when he was six years old. Bernie passed it on to other family members, and the plane...

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