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Address: Coolibah Drive | Kimberley Region, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9169 3331
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 15:30
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The KHS Museum is celebrating 25 Years of the KHS Archives & Museum in...

The KHS Museum is celebrating 25 Years of the KHS Archives & Museum in 2011 and making archives accessible in 2011 to show the significance of 70 Years of tropical agriculture on the Ord at Carlton Reach and 50 Years of Kununurra and the Start of the Ord River Project. Ask to see the skull of a 14 foot salt water crocodile. Watch the DVD about the Wirraway (an aeroplane) that force landed near Kununurra during WWII.

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For some excellent local knowledge and hands on displays this is a must! From a fossilised wombat, Aboriginal spear technology and the mystery of Leichhardt and the Queens visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2016
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Now in its 75th year, the Kununurra Museum is a great spot for a visit to learn about the area and see what the history offered. The Queen visited here in 1963 so that was neat to know and the staff was very knowledgeable about the artifacts and exhibits on display. Well worth the time to stop in and discover... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

For some excellent local knowledge and hands on displays this is a must! From a fossilised wombat, Aboriginal spear technology and the mystery of Leichhardt and the Queens visit in 1963 this museum is a little treasure trove. Don't forget to leave a donation!

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Thank Leanne963
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This place was a real surprise packet. When we walked in we were greeted by the Manager Andrew. There is a world of difference between walking around looking at museum items and having those pieces come to life through stories and the personal experiences Andrew shared. There is a lot of old and cool stuff for the kids as well.... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

I took the opportunity to pop in and look at this museum run by the local historical society. There is plenty of local information including that regarding the development of the Diversion Dam, the Queen's earlier visits and development of Kununurra in earlier times. All run by the historical society.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I really admire places like this hidden gem. Staffed and created by volunteers I really appreciate good people's efforts to capture history that will be forgotten in generations to come. This is not your big city, big budget museum but if you want a good dose of Kununurra history this is well worth a visit. Volunteer and museum guide Barry... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Only small museum but ask to see the crocodile photo and the skull. Lots of stuff in a small space. A lot of volunteers help here so help them help you with a visit and a donation. If you like history you could spend a while looking through all the stuff. In town. Check opening hours.

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Thank ozveildancer
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Excellent museum located in an inviting area. Plenty of well thought out informative displays. Lots of "real" exhibits

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

I am not the museum type. To me museums usually mean seeing vague remnants of history behind glass enclosures and half told stories. Alas, the Kununurra museum sparked excitement of my list for history. I planned a visit to appease a friend and planned an half hour to hour visit, however after discussions witnessing documenting of the past and reading... More 

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Perth wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Durak homestead was great and the man there was so friendly and knowledgeable. He informed us on all the local history we were interested in.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Loved the building of corrugated iron.Quirky! I was disappointed in it as there were few physical exhibits of memorabilia and mainly newspaper articles, maps and photographs. Not what I wanted which was to learn more about the development of the Kimberley.

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