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Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum

59 Bayley Street, Coolgardie
Western Australia
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Coolgardie and Kambalda
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Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum
Credit: DWP Photography

Description

Ben Prior Park is a free open-air museum named by its founder Mr Benjamin Austin Prior.

Prior came to Coolgardie with his wife and five children in 1932, liked what he saw and two years later set up his garage (next to the park).

The park contains statues built by Ben himself, along with the wagons that bought the Sisters of Mercy Nurses to Coolgardie during the Typhoid epidemic.

You will find many items in the park relating to the gold mining history of the town and items that Ben found out bush while prospecting.

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Shire of Coolgardie
Address
59 Bayley Street, Coolgardie
Western Australia
Phone
08 9026 6090
  • Ben Priors Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum - Coolgardie
    Old steam tractor at Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum
    Credit: DWP Photography
  • Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum - Coolgardie
    Wagon wheel trailer at Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum
    Credit: DWP Photography
  • Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum - Coolgardie
    Wagon in cage at Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum
  • Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum - Coolgardie
    Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum
    Credit: DWP Photography

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Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum

59 Bayley Street, Coolgardie
Western Australia

coolgardie.wa.gov.au

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