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Kununurra Museum

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Awakens understanding of how tough it used to be - sad story about Durack. look at the spear heads... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
472nup
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
A must do

well worth the visit and Andrew was full of information about the area don't leave town without... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Danny G
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Darwin, Australia
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The Kununurra Museum is open Monday to Friday - 12:30 to 5:30 PM always dependent on volunteer availability. We may be open some weekends so If the gate is open and Open sign out - Please come in). Donations are Welcome :^) Kununurra Museum is run...more
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72 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Awakens understanding of how tough it used to be - sad story about Durack. look at the spear heads and how the locals made use of discarded glass bottles.

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Kununurra-Museum, Curator at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thanks for the 5 star rating and your feedback.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

This museum needs a lot of work on it's presentation. Has plenty of items of historical value but everything is all over the place. It is a $2 coin donation and I guess worth the lookMore

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Kununurra-Museum, Curator at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks Paull6938HB for the review. The comments & 3 (***) star rating were disappointing, however most people (see more reviews below) find the many connections between various, well 'ordered displays' (yes there are some), and there is some incredible pieces of history, which are as...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

well worth the visit and Andrew was full of information about the area don't leave town without going here

Thank Danny G
Kununurra-Museum, Curator at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks for the 5 star rating & recommendation to other potential visitors Danny G

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Small museum but well done. Very informative gentleman who was helpful. Some interesting artifacts from the local area.

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Kununurra-Museum, Curator at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks for the kind review Shelleyt6 and pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 14 July 2018

Small space crammed with historical and natural history artifacts. Pick up a crocodile skull and feel how heavy it is. Australia had a longer "wild west" period in its history than the USA did, and similar in many ways. This museum conveys a feel for...More

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Kununurra-Museum, More than a 'Docent' at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Dear Wren H thank you for the in-depth review and very pleased with 5 star rating. When you say I had "collected half of it," I must point out that is not true, while it is true that in the past 15 years I have...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate that Historical Society president Andrew Barker was on duty —we spent over an hour hearing about the history, geography and geology of the region. Definitely worth a visit!

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Kununurra-Museum, More than a 'Docent' at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks for the nice review and 5 * rating Lucille B - glad you enjoyed your visit and that you thought to write it was "Definitely worth a visit" - Thanks again! AB 26 IX 2018

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We always just pop in to the local museum at most of the towns we visit. This one is a gem...full of a diverse and comprehensive backstory of this amazing place. The volunteer hosts are exceptional. It is professionally run and engaging. Lots of goofy...More

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Kununurra-Museum, Curator at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Dear Karen O Thanks so much for your generously informative review and the 5 star rating, which is greatly appreciated and pleased you enjoyed your time at Kununurra Museum. Just the skull of the ~16 foot (5m+) saltwater crocodile, that has been drying out since...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic time learning the history and knowledge of the local area. So grateful to the gentleman who shared his wealth of knowledge with us and took my husband on a trip down memory lane. My husband worked on Carlton Hills station in th...More

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Kununurra-Museum, Museum Curator & KHS President at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hello Angie, glad you and Jim enjoyed your visit, also many thanks for the 5 star review and your kind words, which are greatly appreciated. I do enjoy sharing the very rich Kimberley history with former station workers and others who have lived in the...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

What a font of knowledge from the on duty man Andrew Barker - popped in for a casual visit and came out enlightened on Kununurra and its surrounds - Very obliging - keen to share - suggest the man should be a private tourist guide....More

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Kununurra-Museum, KHS President & Curator at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hello Trevor, thanks for the kind words and pleased you enjoyed your discoveries at the Kununurra Museum. Remember that we have almost 3,000 photographs on Flickr available from our website and search "Kununurra Museum" on YouTube to find our YouTube Channel for DVs on the...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

As a member of a small South Australian historical society I was impressed with the work Andrew has done to promote the history of the Kimberly. The photo collections and stories were all interesting but I just kept thinking, "How can our historical society do...More

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Kununurra-Museum, KHS President - KHS & Kununurra Museum Volunteer at Kununurra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for the kind review Sue and pleased you got to experience some Kimberley history at the Kununurra Museum, run by the Kununurra Historical Society (KHS), and the answer to your question is if KHS can do this (as the instigator and maintainer of all...More

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