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Gwalia's Gold Launch Weekend
On the 17th & 18th of November 2018 We celebrated $3.3million dollars worth of upgrades to the Gwalia Historical Precinct

Gwalia Museum Precinct is open
Hoover House, the old Mine Office and Assay building are open for visitors to view and wander though.


Gwalia Museum

About Gwalia Museum What to see and do History of Gwalia Museum Gwalia Reference Group Opening Hours and Charges Archives and Research Museum Shop 


Gwalia Museum

Gwalia Museum was opened in 1972 as the Gwalia Historical Gallery in the former Sons of Gwalia Mine Office by an enthusiastic group of locals keen to preserve the history of the mine and Gwalia. Over the years, restoration work has been done on many of the cottages while the former mine office houses a huge collection of objects and photographs showcasing the life and times of the mine and the people who worked there.

History of Gwalia Museum

Hoover House Cafe

Sit back on the sweeping verandah of Hoover House and enjoy a Devonshire tea with views of the garden, lush lawns and impressive open cut mining pit below. Our Cafe is open daily between 10am and 3pm for your enjoyment. There are a selection of cakes, scones, milkshakes, tea, coffee and also savoury options for those who would like something more substantial for lunch. Place your order in the kitchen and our friendly staff will bring it out to you!

What to See and Do

Visitors to the Gwalia Ghost Town & Museum can explore 18 buildings, including miners’ cottages, single men’s camps, Patroni’s Guest Home and VB & MM Mazza Store. On the hill overlooking the Gwalia settlement are the old mine manager’s house (now Hoover House B&B) the Assay Office (now housing the souvenir and bookshop, museum archives and office), the old Mine Office (now the museum), the headframe and steam winder room and many fascinating outdoor exhibits.


Opening Hours and Charges

Gwalia Museum is open from 9am to 4pm daily (excluding Christmas Day). Your entrance fee includes the cottages, the mine complex with an outdoor display of mining machinery, exhibitions in the old mine office building and historic Hoover House.


Gwalia Museum Shop

Visitors can take a little piece of the Gwalia experience home with them when they visit the Gwalia Museum Shop, located in the old Assay Office. A wide range of souvenirs is available


Archives & Research

An archive is located in the old Assay Office and material is available to researchers by appointment.


Gwalia Reference Group

Gwalia Reference Group was established in 2012 to provide recommendations to the Shire of Leonora on all activities associated with the operation of Gwalia Ghost Town & Museum.



To learn more about the history and heritage of Gwalia and how we use the resources to take care of the buildings, objects and archives in our collection Click here.

Related Links

To learn how you can support Gwalia Museum click here.

To learn more about Gwalia Ghost Town and the Sons of Gwalia Mine click here.

Click on a thumbnail to view a slideshow of all of the images in this gallery.