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Address: 9 Barker Street | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: 61891923950
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Opening hours are 9 - 1 Mon-Fri & 10 - 1 Saturday. Groups are welcome...

Opening hours are 9 - 1 Mon-Fri & 10 - 1 Saturday. Groups are welcome outside these hours. Entry is by donation. Old fashioned Sisters hospitality (tea/coffee) is available on Bell Corner. Wander around the gardens at leisure. Disabled facilities on site.

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One of the highlights of broome

This is a real must do when in Broome. It shows the involvement of the Sisters in the social development and education in Broome and surrounding areas. We spent a good two hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
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Taree, Australia
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Taree, Australia
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161 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is a real must do when in Broome. It shows the involvement of the Sisters in the social development and education in Broome and surrounding areas. We spent a good two hours looking through the many rooms.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Well presented and staffed by volunteers. Good visual displays and wealth of information on the early mission work of the sisters with the aboriginal people. Would take a few hours to properly digest all the information. Worth the visit for some pioneering info on Broome.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a must see attraction to appreciate the early history of Broome, the coming of the Irish Sisters in 1907 and the legacy they have left behind over 100 years. They hadn't heard of women's liberation but these young girls wrote the book. A first class presentation and wonderful resource for indigenous people trying to trace their ancestry. An... More 

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1 Thank Jill H
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This heritage centre, set up by the Sisters, tells an incredible story of the early days of white settlement in the Kimberley. It's a story of love and compassion, of fight and determination. Not to be missed.

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Thank Christine H
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The old convent is a fitting venue for the Exhibition at the Sisters of St John of God Heritage Centre. Parking at the front is adequate & a cuppa is provided free of charge. A donation is all that is required for you to spend as long as you like wandering throughout the air-conditioned display. Historic photos abound & with... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We stumbled on the SSJG Heritage Centre while out on a morning walk – a signpost in the street led us to the humbling and uplifting story of the work of wonderful Irish nuns on Cape Leveque over the past 100+ years. As other reviewers have written, the quantity and range of information on display is extraordinary. We were struck... More 

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Thank Formerly
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best curated collections of the history of this area. The displays are excellent and use of technology to tell the stories is first rate. In amongst all the bad press that is given without substantiation, this is refreshing and much can be learned. Well worth the visit.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Visiting a museum dedicated to the achievements of a group of Irish Nuns in North West Australia may not seem the most exciting thing to do in Broome. In reality, however, visiting the SSJG Heritage Centre is a fascinating experience. The history of the St. John of God Sisters and the ever evolving course of their missionary activities and ministries... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place has such an abundance of history it could take a few days to explore the many displays they have .Make sure to leave yourself time to take in the importance of the past lives of all who came to the kimberley and set up communities.This is a real eye opener of our past.

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Thank Glennys b
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

some of the examples of the impact of Christianity on our Indig people are less than acceptable. This museum showed a more culturally sensitive face to the West's interface with Aboriginal Australia and documents the work of some amazing women

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