Marble Bar Museum and Visitors Centre
So says the sign as you enter Marble Bar — one of the early gold mining towns in the northwest, named by a prospector who mistakenly thought the seam of jasper quartz around the nearby pool was marble. It is now famed as the hottest town in Australia. The Marble Bar Museum and Visitors Centre is situated in one of the town’s oldest federation stone buildings with an eclectic collection that patches together the history and character of the town through artefacts from mining, sheep farming, the annual races and local businesses. Full of charm, and doubling as an op shop that brings town folk and visitors together, all are welcomed with a cup of tea as they browse and absorb this unique history.