We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

SSJG Heritage Centre Broome

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 9 Barker Street | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number: 08 9192 3950
Website
Improve this listing
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 45 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
An amazing tribute to the early Catholic pioneers.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
deetee632
,
Adelaide, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide
Level Contributor
45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A must see if you have or intend to visit Beagle Bay, Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninsula, for the background stories.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bateau Bay, Australia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this very well put together exhibition. The compassion and resourcefulness of the Sisters of St John of God from early in the century until the recent past has to be admired. It is worthy of more than one visit to fully appreciate the information provided.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visited when the Centre was celebrating the anniversary of 100 years of the Sisters of St John in the Kimberley. They have the most amazing archive of photos which they have used in an exhibition featuring the work of the sisters in the communities in the Kimberly and particularly the Dampier Peninsula over the decades. Very interesting and impressive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forbes, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a wonderful display of photographs and memorabilia. We were fortunate to have Agnes guide us through the rooms, sharing her memories with us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We were privileged to be given an overview of the collection by a former inmate. This made the collection and our visit just that much better. Definitely worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There has been a lot of work done here to keep the history of the nuns going.. They have an archive full of interesting information and photos

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed SSJG Heritage Centre Broome also viewed

Broome, Western Australia
Broome, Western Australia
 
Broome, Western Australia
Broome, Western Australia
 

Been to SSJG Heritage Centre Broome? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from SSJG Heritage Centre Broome staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?