Primary contact316 Hannan Street,
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia 6430
The Goldfields War Museum had its origins towards the end of 1970s when the Boulder Shire Council and the Boulder Development Committee wished to establish a tourist precinct. The collection has over 2000 items, of which many are photographs, documents and maps.
The City's Archives collection has over 30 000 items in its collection some dating back to 1895. The Archives also has many resources which are available to researchers, see http://www.ckb.wa.gov.au/In-My-Community/Heritage-Services/Local-History-Archives
Historic civic documents, photographs, maps, trophies and memorabilia, including the Claude Hotchin Art bequest.
The Goldfields War Museum consists of personal items belonging to Goldfields servicemen and servicewomen as well as items associated with homefront activities. The collection consists of uniforms and other paraphernalia, flags, coins, medals, photographs, documents (letters, postcards and field maps) and arms - large field guns and military vehicles.
To find out more about Heritage Services and services offered, see http://www.ckb.wa.gov.au/In-My-Community/Heritage-Services
To learn more about our history, find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CKBHistoryandHeritage/
All research material is to remain onsite. Books from the library are not to be removed.
Only pencil and paper are allowed when handling material. Use of gloves is required for specific material.
Researchers are required to complete an access to information request form.
The Kalgoorlie Town Hall is located on the corner of Hannan and Wilson Streets. Access is available to all members of the public.
Parking is located on Hannan Street which includes parking for people with disabilities. A ramp is located on the Wilson Street side of the Kalgoorlie Town Hall and a lift is available to the first floor.
Reference advice is available and Heritage Staff can assist with access to microfilm and microfilm readers.
Requests for information can be requested through the Archives, the City website and via Facebook.
The Kalgoorlie Town Hall is open to the public. Certain areas are closed to visitors, but are opened for historic Town Hall tours.
Free internet is available through the Visitor Centre. The Goldfields War Museum and City Archives have souvenir items for sale.
The main hall, banquet room and kitchen are available for hire to the community (see website).