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Hood Penn Museum

36 Wolfram St | Club Hotel, Westonia, Western Australia 6423, Australia
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Well worth taking a tiny side trip !

During a recent visit to WA we were travelling from Merredin to Kalgoorlie & it was suggested we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Denise M
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Sydney, Australia
Top quality - worth a stop

What a beautifully presented display of quality history. No dusty boring collections here... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
itchee1
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Perth, Australia
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“wax models” (2 reviews)
“gold mine” (2 reviews)
“penn museum” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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36 Wolfram St | Club Hotel, Westonia, Western Australia 6423, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a recent visit to WA we were travelling from Merredin to Kalgoorlie & it was suggested we take a short side trip to the little town of Westonia which has to be the neatest town in Australia ! We visited the Hood Penn Museum...More

Thank Denise M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

What a beautifully presented display of quality history. No dusty boring collections here - everything is top notch and such a lot of effort and creativity has been used to make this a truly worthwhile stop off in a pretty and spotless town. There's a...More

Thank itchee1
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Great museum- only $3 entry and its so full of fascinating stuff, and amazingly lifelike wax models. We went through Westonia just to see it and we weren't disappointed. NOTE: The museum is located behind the convincing facade of an old hotel and it's too...More

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had stopped in to look at the Westonia caravan park as a possible stayover, and were soon informed by one of the caravanners that the museum was "the best in the world!". We were on our way to Menzies so we didn't have time,...More

Thank Alistair C
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Wonderful displays of a bygone era. Feel the energy of a working mine in an underground mine setting complete with the noise of explosions and the ground shuddering.

Thank lchwooldridge
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic museum. Great displays and well presented. Interesting story about the collection. Enjoyable experience for all of us.

Thank MillersChill
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Wow this was an absolute treat. you must stop and visit this museum. the wax statues are unbelievably realistic. the shire has done an incredible job. thank you for the opportunity

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Nice display with unique items. Some different things that you wouldn't find in other museums. Loved the old mine 'live' exhibit.

Thank AJR_12315
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

This place is just "amazing". Just driving into town you find the facades of old shops, super clean streets and tubs of flowers. Go the Hood Penn Museum and there are just so many things to see. Lots of old coloured glass, old camera, perfume...More

Thank thewanderingslaters
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

We are very impressed with the presentation of this museum. It is clean, tidy and uncluttered and certainly worth the admittance fee of $3 per head. This collection is a "must see' if you are in the area and well worth travelling to Westonia. The...More

Thank Norm and Julie W
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