Holiday plan for​ the Coalfields Museum

The Coalfields Museum will be open seven-days-a-week and offer free entry for school aged children during the holiday season.

Seven-days-a-week opening gets underway on Thursday, December 27, and will end on Monday, February 4, during which time children will be admitted free of charge, instead of being $2.50.

Coalfields Museum secretary Tom Reardon said the only stipulation for children would be that they must be accompanied by an adult.

“Our new opening schedule and free admission for children is aimed at making the museum more accessible for all residents, young and old,” Mr Reardon said.

Coalfields Museum management committee chairman Joe Italiano said the museum was attracting a growing number of visitors.

“We have seen numbers rising consistently over the past six months,” Mr Italiano said. 

“However, we believe there are many local people who are still to visit the museum.”

Mr Italiano said that in the past three months, just over 30 percent of people visiting the museum were locals, just over 50 percent came from elsewhere in WA and, interestingly, almost 20 percent were interstate or international visitors.

“We continue to be amazed by visitors’ book comments we receive, so obviously our visitors are pleased with what they see,” he said. 

Perth resident Adam said it was "the most amazing museum” he had ever seen and Melbourne residents Gerry and Maryke thanked the volunteers for their assistance and would be “bringing the children back.”

With the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, the museum will be open between 9am to 3pm, including Monday, February 4, 2019. Admission is $5 for adults.