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Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre

56 Cathedral Ave, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530, Australia
+61 417 912 997
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After visiting some of the churches Monsignor Hawes designed and helped build, this Centre... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Joan E
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Melbourne, Australia
A must

In Honour of Monsignor Hawks, a very clever and dedicated man who achieved a lot in his very hard... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Mal H
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Perth Hills, Australia
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The Museum tells the story of Monsignor John Hawes as priest and Architect through interpretive panels, audio-visual presentations and artefacts. Come and learn about the extraordinary man behind the buildings!
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56 Cathedral Ave, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530, Australia
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

After visiting some of the churches Monsignor Hawes designed and helped build, this Centre completes the whole picture - from birth to death. The drawings are outstanding. Make sure you open the drawers. Well set out and easy to take in all the information. Some...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

In Honour of Monsignor Hawks, a very clever and dedicated man who achieved a lot in his very hard lifetime.A very interesting place to visit even if you have no religious feelings.

Thank Mal H
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Had some free time in Geraldton and dropped in to have a look. Fascinating history of a clearly devoted and inspiring man. Interesting.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The lady at the front reception( volunteer) was the best host There was a old man helper with Indian background who helps voluntary there Both of them were so friendly Helpful, knowledgeable About churches and town Thanks to both of them Poonamit ( Perth)

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Heritage Centre is well worth seeing,it tells the story of a priest/architect who designed so many buildings in the mid west,including the cathedral next door.It is well set out and easy to see,be sure to bring a camera,a guide is on hand to answer...More

Thank Ted F
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Unfortunately the cathedral was still closed for renovations but do spend time in the heritage centre as a preliminary insight to the work that this priest managed to achieve. We moved on to Mullewa, church and museum closed due to lack of volunteers. This museum...More

Thank Wesjomin
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Heritage Centre is very well laid out, informative and interesting. It is wonderful to see the original architectural drawings done by the Monsignor and to learn of his other work around the state. A visit to the Cathedral, the Hermitage Centre and the new...More

Thank Joann T
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We were interested in the cathedral. Unfortunately this was closed. So, we ended up in this museum. And were happy that we did. Really nice done. It gives a good view on the man who made it all possible. Thank you all for your cooperative...More

Thank Theo V
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Sorry to say I think Monsignor Hawes would be turning in his grave if he saw this bland, non-descript box of a building connected to his name. Nothing in there that can't be read in 5 minutes on the internet, no real exhibits other than...More

Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Unfortunately when we were in Geralton the Cathedral was closed for renovation. However we visited the museum next door which turned out to feature a fascinating history of an amazing man who built the cathedral. It is well worth a visit.

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