Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder: physical access information

This page describes the accessible facilities available at the Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Western Australian Museum — Kalgoorlie-Boulder
17 Hannan Street,
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6430
ACROD parking
At front of Museum forecourt entry in Hannan St. Kerb is ramped at this site. Parking is free. If required, buses/cars with disabled passengers can arrange to have the front gates both opened and can drive directly to the front doors of the Museum.
Drop off area
At front of Museum forecourt entry in Hannan St. Kerbed at this site. Parking is free.
Entry to Museum
Entry to Museum’s front doors from Hannan St and side lane is level, wide concrete path/forecourt area, no steps. Door requires manual opening, opens out.
Reception is located inside and opposite the main entry doors of the Museum on the ground floor.
Trained Guide or Assistance Dogs
Visitors accompanied by a Trained Guide or Assistance Dog or a dog undergoing such training are welcome in this site.
Access within Museum
There is level access on the ground floor to reception, shop, exhibition space and outside into the courtyard.
There is level access to the men's toilets and the unisex disability access toilet.
Women's toilets are raised two (2) stairs.
The outside courtyard has level access and a side ramp to go to the upper courtyard level, the British Arms Hotel, outbuildings and to the De Bernales display area.
There is a lift that operates to four (4) floors: basement, ground, 1st floor and Headframe viewing platform.
Some electric wheelchairs and prams are difficult to manoeuvre into the lift. Please note, the lift is sometimes out of order due to age: please call ahead (08) 9021 8533 to confirm availability and alternatives if it is out-of-order.
Access to the first floor of the British Arms Hotel is only via stairs; due to split levels there is no disability access.
Equipment available
One wheelchair is available.
There is a unisex disability access toilet on the ground floor, it is unisex.
Hearing loops
Not available.
Video material has print captions available. Video material in the Museum in the display areas does not have audio.
Audio guides
Not available.
Touch trolleys
Not available.
Please contact reception (08) 9021 8533.