We have one last ‘big’ museum joy to tell you about: the Silverton Gaol Museum, also run by the Broken Hill Historical Society (BHHSoc). Out at Silverton (of course!).
And it’s open every day of the year (except Xmas Day) from 9.30am to 4pm.
So whether visiting before or after the Mundi Mundi Bash, you have lots of time to get there.
It’s ‘big’, because it IS big. It’s a big complex of old Silverton Gaol buildings.
It’s big because it has an enormous collection of historical treasures: from the rooms and objects that made up Silverton Gaol when it was open, to artifacts from the whole Broken Hill and Silverton region.
These include: local very early Indigenous/First Nations history, very early Silverton settler history, early Broken Hill settler history, and early mining history—both Silverton and the Hill. Add so much more about how people lived from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century.
The old Silverton Gaol complex is possibly the first rescue BHHSoc made of a local heritage building. It has an ‘edge of your chair’ story: saved in fact by a telegram (you know, old technology) to local federal members and a then Minister for Lands!
Learn much more about the Silverton Gaol Museum here.