Signpost Racing Museum

A passion for horse racing

This is the perfect place to research local horse racing history. The Museum began after the Palace Hotel was renovated and a diverse collection of racing items were uncovered. The collection includes original silks, ticket stubs, betting machines, bookies' bags and stands. The Museum is housed in the 'Tote' (Totaliser) Building which was built in 1896 for 400 pounds and still has several of the original betting windows: although no longer used for betting, they can still be opened to display the beauty of this Victorian era building.

Address:

Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club
14 Meldrum Avenue
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Australia

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 9am - 3.30pm
Blue blood

This is a replica of the 1905 Melbourne Cup won by the stallion Blue Spec, who was the first Western Australian horse to win a Melbourne Cup. He also won the Kalgoorlie, Perth and Moonee Valley Cups...

Time keeping

This fully functioning chronograph was installed at the Kalgoorlie Race Track in 1903. The chronograph was wired up to various points on the race track and was triggered by the starting bell. Only two...

Bookmaking was in the blood

Bookmakers at horse races used to stand in the bookmakers' arena, taking bets from punters, using real money. Bookmakers each had their own bag to secure the punters' cash. This bag belonged to Ray...

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