The Australian Prospectors & Mining Hall of Fame

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Contact:
Marnie Ryan

Website:
http://www.mininghall.com/

Phone:
(08) 9026 2700

Fax:
(08) 9091 4075

Address:
Goldfields Highway
Kalgoorlie WA 6430

There is something for the entire family at the Mining Hall of Fame – art, culture, heritage, education. Many of these experiences are interactive and hands on. Experience the underground with a retired miner, climb to the observation deck to gain a bird’s eye view of the surrounding Goldfield’s, catch gold fever, find your own nugget of gold the traditional way, with a gold pan and your own keen eyes, stroll in the NEW Garden of Remembrance. And after all this relax with a light meal and a coffee at the Discovery Café.

The Australian Prospectors and Mining Hall of Fame is a great day out. You can visit seven days a week between 9am and 4.30pm. The centre is easy to find on the Goldfields Highway and is only minutes from the centre of Kalgoorlie. If you do not have access to your own transport join a Goldrush Tour or get a special taxi from the Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre.

The Australian Prospectors and Mining Hall of Fame was opened to the public in 2001 as a result of a joint project between Federal and State Governments as well as the mining industry and many individual members and supporters.

There are two main areas of this exhibition. Firstly the inside is an array of educational and interactive displays representing the present and the future of the mining industry, whilst the outside is representative of the past with an impressive selection of preserved old buildings and displays. There’s even a beautiful Garden of Remembrance celebrating the diversity of the many cultures and nationalities that forged this industry.

This week we have a look at the inside, showcasing many of the galleries such as the Minerals gallery, Money and Law gallery and the Prospecting gallery to name a few.

The centre piece is perhaps the Hall of Fame itself, featuring the significant contribution of the prospectors themselves, as well as the many miners, investors and scientists that have all been involved in Australia’s mining industry.

Next week we tour through the outside displays and experience some hands on gold panning and as well as a tour down a real mine.

This very impressive exhibition is an absolute must to see if you’re in the Kalgoorlie region.