Museum of the Goldfields
The iconic Ivanhoe Headframe is a Kalgoorlie landmark and sits above the Museum of the Goldfields, offering wonderful views of the town. At the Museum you can learn about how Aboriginal people in the Western Desert cultural bloc and share the values and laws established during Tjukurrpa. Find out about yiwarra (ancient tracks, networks and trade routes) used by Aboriginal people throughout Western Australia. You can also gain an insight into the mining history of the region and the migrant workers who established towns in search of striking gold. The Museum displays rare, Trade Union banners from the Goldfields. Don't forget to visit the old miners' cottages and buildings in the rear garden or take in a reconstruction of the opulent offices of early Goldfields mining entrepreneur Charles De Bernales. Of course, no trip to the Goldfields would be complete without viewing actual gold. Make your way into the vault to view gold ore samples and a diverse range of items made of gold.