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I always thought that museums were boring but I was proved wrong when we paid only $3.00 to visit... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Sue and Steve W
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Really Well Done

A small country museum that has been well thought out, maintained and beautifully presented. The... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Bethwyn2015
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36 Wolfram St | Club Hotel, Westonia, Western Australia 6423, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I always thought that museums were boring but I was proved wrong when we paid only $3.00 to visit this one on the Main Street in Westonia. It was quite disconcerting to walk around the corners and find such lifelike figures waiting for us. The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sue and Steve W
Reviewed 28 June 2018

A small country museum that has been well thought out, maintained and beautifully presented. The waxwork mannequins were so life like and were definitely not your usual shop mannequins that you usually see in museums. Each area (hotel bar, grocery shop, home kitchen, blacksmith's forge)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bethwyn2015
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I just LOVE WESTONIA, wish I had another 50 years of life and maybe just maybe I would be forced to consider moving there and help to bring back to life this wonderful small town just out of Merredin, WA. If anybody is interested you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HenReeTess
Reviewed 26 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Denise4554
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Terry S
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Alistair C
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank lchwooldridge
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MillersChill
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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