Meekatharra Museum

Meeka Museum!

This intimate collection offers a stop-off to enjoy a slice of history in Meekatharra. The collection includes a local archive, well-resourced for family history research, and photographs and information about the early mining history of the area. Rare photographs of Peak Hill, from the early 1900s, depict this once bustling mining settlement, before it eventually became a ghost town. The Museum is located in the Shire Office building and overseen by the local shire staff. They are happy to answer any questions regarding items in the Museum.


81 Main St
Meekatharra WA 6642

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri 8am - 4:30pm

Meeka 15

The Volunteer Fire Brigade officers wore this shirt when competing in annual competitions. The number 15 represented Meekatharra. All towns represented in the competitions had their own unique number...

Cycle champion gets number one plate

This MK.1 number plate was issued to Laurie J. Campbell in 1946 for being the Cycle Club Champion the same year. The renewal costs for this licence was 1 shilling per year (equivalent to 10 cents).

Homemade hearse

The town hearse was built in the 1920s in Meekatharra at Campbell’s Carving. The hearse was initially horse -drawn and was used in Meekatharra up until the 1970s. When there was a funeral in town...

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Located at the Meekatharra Shire on Main Street and within the Library...
81 Main Street, Meekatharra, WA 6642