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Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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WONDERFUL EXHIBITION & INCREDIBLE ARCHITECT!!!!

Having already visited the ST FRANCIS XAVIER(GERALDTON CATHEDRAL) we were told to go over & look at... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Bob A
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Sydney, Australia
Incredible restoration

This is a great story about Hawes the architect/priest. Amazing information centre telling his life... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
helenarubinstein2016
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Adelaide, Australia
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The Museum tells the story of Monsignor John Hawes as priest and Architect through interpretive panels, audio-visual presentations and artefacts. Come and learn about the extraordinary man behind the buildings! After visiting the Museum, you can...more
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56 Cathedral Ave, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530, Australia
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

Having already visited the ST FRANCIS XAVIER(GERALDTON CATHEDRAL) we were told to go over & look at the Heritage Centre.This amazing Priest cum Architect was responsible for many buildings & he had a hands on approach with the actual building of some of them.His original...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bob A
Traveller255365, Manager at Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review Bob. The Heritage Centre is definitely worth a visit. The story of John Hawes is one of the Mid-West of WA's best kept secrets.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a great story about Hawes the architect/priest. Amazing information centre telling his life story. Worth doing a tour of the cathedral which has been beautifully restored. Ive seen nothing like it in Australia. if this grabs you visit Mulawa and see where Hawes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank helenarubinstein2016
Traveller255365, Manager at Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review. A visit to the Museum dedicated to Monsignor Hawes is a must for all who are impressed with the St Francis Xavier Cathedral and his many other works throughout the Mid-West of WA.

Reviewed 12 September 2018

interesting visit to the Heritage Centre, Learnt some things I didn't know about my old home town and the building of the Cathedral.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John R
Traveller255365, Manager at Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great that you were able to learn about your home town. The story of John Hawes and the building of the Cathedral is of great interest to locals and tourists alike.

Reviewed 6 June 2018

After visiting some of the churches Monsignor Hawes designed and helped build, this Centre completes the whole picture - from birth to death. The drawings are outstanding. Make sure you open the drawers. Well set out and easy to take in all the information. Some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joan E
Meredith W, Public Relations Manager at Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Joan, what great feedback, thank you. The breadth of Monsignor Hawes' work is quite breath-taking.

Reviewed 29 March 2018

In Honour of Monsignor Hawks, a very clever and dedicated man who achieved a lot in his very hard lifetime.A very interesting place to visit even if you have no religious feelings.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mal H
Traveller255365, Manager at Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for visiting.

Reviewed 25 March 2018

Had some free time in Geraldton and dropped in to have a look. Fascinating history of a clearly devoted and inspiring man. Interesting.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Justback87
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The lady at the front reception( volunteer) was the best host There was a old man helper with Indian background who helps voluntary there Both of them were so friendly Helpful, knowledgeable About churches and town Thanks to both of them Poonamit ( Perth)

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Poonam M
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Heritage Centre is well worth seeing,it tells the story of a priest/architect who designed so many buildings in the mid west,including the cathedral next door.It is well set out and easy to see,be sure to bring a camera,a guide is on hand to answer...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ted F
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Unfortunately the cathedral was still closed for renovations but do spend time in the heritage centre as a preliminary insight to the work that this priest managed to achieve. We moved on to Mullewa, church and museum closed due to lack of volunteers. This museum...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Wesjomin
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Heritage Centre is very well laid out, informative and interesting. It is wonderful to see the original architectural drawings done by the Monsignor and to learn of his other work around the state. A visit to the Cathedral, the Hermitage Centre and the new...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Joann T
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