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SSJG Heritage Centre

9 Barker St | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 8 9192 3950
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AMAZING CENTRE

What an awesome asset for the Kimberleys...... I spent close to two hours today in the Centre and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joann T
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Perth, Australia
Amazing must do thing to do when visiting Broome! Will open your eyes to some history in the Kimberley

Visited the SSJG Heritage Centre today and was greeted by some very helpful volunteers. Learned... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adrian M
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Perth, Australia
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The SSJG Heritage Centre Broome is a place for the sharing of social history related to the Sisters of St John of God and the people of the Kimberley. The permanent Relationships Exhibition in the 1926 Heritage Old Convent, Archive & Research Centre.
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9 Barker St | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome asset for the Kimberleys...... I spent close to two hours today in the Centre and didn’t have enough time to see all. Another visit is definitely on the agenda. This is a wonderful record of the nuns history in the Kimberleys through...More

Thank Joann T
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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Joann what can we say to such a wonderful review! Thank you so much. The social history of Broome and the Kimberley region is our specialty and to describe it as a 'women's story' would not be far off the mark; the deering-do, the doggedness,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the SSJG Heritage Centre today and was greeted by some very helpful volunteers. Learned heaps about the rich history of Beagle Bay, Bungarun, Broome and the Kimberley in general. Lots of information you won't find anywhere else! Keep up the good work (Especially Frederick...More

Thank Adrian M
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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

5/5 ! Wow, thank you, Adrian. The Heritage Centre Broome, being in the museum and social history sector, and having our permanent 'Relationships Exhibition' manned by people who willingly give their time freely, your comments mean a great deal to the volunteers and staff. And...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very hot, humid April day, but inside the Heritage Center it was either air-conditioned or cool because the rooms had been closed up. A volunteer -- Aggie -- told us her story and her connection with the nuns, pointed out pics of...More

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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Joyce G, Thank you for posting about your experience at the Heritage Centre Broome. What a treat having Aggie give you a tour! No stranger to TripAdviser reviews, we thought it appropriate to mention your post on the Heritage Centre Facebook page; the darling...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

A detailed photographic and text display of the good works of the Irish Catholic nuns who gabe up their lives to bring education and health services to aboriginal families, most of whom had never had such help before, in what were unimaginably harsh conditions by...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The building is beautiful, very lovingly restored. All the information is tastefully displayed even though there are some tough issues throughout. The nuns did an amazing job under very tough conditions. This experience is free but making a donation is always welcome. The volunteers are...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful display. Incredible what the sisters did for the outback. We were lucky to have a guided tour.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing exhibition so much information well displayed. All the information so easy to read, photos very good, staff very good always at hand to assist. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The Relationships Exhibition at the Heritage Centre is well worth visiting. It explains the many challenges of life in the Kimberley for the local Indigenous people with the arrival of white man, the pearling industry and the War. The Sisters of St John of God...More

Thank 503annie
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit. One would not expect this house in Barker street to hold such treasures. I was surprised at the quality of this amazing body of work which brings the story of the people of the Kimberley. A place to be cherished -...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We spent two hours at this museum and could have spent longer. The displays are a very effective mix of photos from the era, story boards (but they're short so you read them) and touch screens of extra info and photos if you want to...More

Thank Carmel R
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