Argyle Homestead Museum
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Argyle Homestead Museum

Argyle Homestead Museum
4.5
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Temporarily closedClosed until Mar 31, 2024
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The Homestead was built in 1896 by the Durack family, and would have been a very impressive building at the time, with a cool breeze corridor going through the house and 6 rooms coming off it. Relocated in the early 1970s when Lake Argyle was created, the Museum is a testimony to the pioneering spirit of the first European settlers in the Kimberley, and contains many artefacts, an updated family tree, a video showing how the Argyle Dam was created. The Museum is a great place to learn about the history of the Kimberley region, take a coffee break in the relaxing garden, look out for the resident Bower birds and buy some unique souvenirs. The Museum is open between April 1st and September 30th.
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Allison T
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
We had a wonderful experience at the Argyle Homestead Museum. The hosts were informative and very friendly. Thank you! A great little spot to learn more about the area. Highly recommend.
Written 1 September 2023
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HI allisont251 - thank you for taking the time to leave your comments and rating on TripAdvisor. It certainly is a great museum and Rod and Lyndal do a fantastic job at making everyone feel very informed by the time they leave. Glad you could visit - thank you again and safe travels.
Written 4 September 2023
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andyhum
Mountain Creek, Australia305 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
A great place to visit to appreciate the history of the area. The volunteer staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. A must to visit if in area.
Written 5 August 2023
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Thanks for visiting andyhum and taking the time to leave your review and rating on TripAdvisor.
Written 7 August 2023
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Robyn G
3 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Argyle Homestead Museum. Rod the Guide was very informative. The room displays were very interesting and gave you a good appreciation of the history and the pioneers of the area. On leaving he told us of a few places we should see on the main road back. Amazing views of Lake Argyle and the Ord River at a Look Out and also a place to see some Rock Art.
Written 30 July 2023
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Hi robynredbreast - thank you for visiting the Argyle Homestead Museum and your review and rating. We are very fortunate to have Rod and Lyndal onsite and pleased to hear you enjoyed your time there. It really is a great place to visit.
Written 7 August 2023
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Mary S
Perth, Australia8 contributions
Jun. 2023
Great reproduction. The Durack family were such pioneers and characters. very pleased they were able to reconstruct the house.
Written 26 June 2023
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Thank you for visiting Mez55 and taking the time to leave your comments on Tripadvisor.
Written 4 July 2023
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Tim W
12 contributions
May 2023
An awful lot of stuff to look at and read - only wish we had more time to spend there. Great visuals and maps showing the establishment of the Argyle Station - an incredible story of pioneer Australia!
Written 27 May 2023
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Hi timwJ4290HK - thanks for visiting - yes, we agree you could spend the day with us :)
Written 21 June 2023
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Baznwenna
Hobart, Australia23 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Massive shout out to Rod and Lyndal - such warm people and great storytellers 😇

Our group of four loved hearing the story behind the region and the Durack family
Written 3 May 2023
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Hi Baznwenna - thank you for your review and kind words. We are glad you didnt drive past - yes they can surely tell a story cant they :).
Written 9 May 2023
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Peter A
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
May 2022
The homestead gives a good view of some of the conditions under which early settlers lived. Well worth a visit as part of the Ord River Experience.
Written 4 February 2023
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Thank you F888OWpetera for your comments and rating. It certainly is worth a visit - you can also visit independently and spend as much time as you like with us.
Written 12 February 2023
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Stevally
Perth, Australia27 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
Warmly welcomed by Rod the new 2022 caretaker. Really enjoyed the look at the grounds, building and museum photos. Well worth the trip to see. And we enjoyed a cuppa and muffin!
Written 7 August 2022
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Thanks Stevally for the review and rating. Rod and Lyndal do a wonderful job at the Homestead Museum - we are very lucky to have them.
Written 25 August 2022
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Pamela B
Iluka, Australia18 contributions
Jul. 2022
We visited the museum after hearing many of our tour guides providing the history of Lake Argyle. It was very interesting and we learnt how difficult it was for the pioneer Durack family.
Written 5 August 2022
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Hi S7053KBpamelab, thank you for visiting the Argyle Homestead Museum. It certainly does tell a great story about the Durack family and just how tough things were back in those days.
Written 6 August 2022
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Sami Fidock
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia57 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Ok, has lots of interesting history about the Homested, the staff were lovely and friendly, just too many bus tours pouring in with people pushing in as they are on time limits.
Written 28 July 2022
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Hi travellingfiddies. Thank you for visiting and leaving your comments on Tripadvisor. We can't predict the large groups and their timings, however we encourage others, if they have the time, to wander around the grounds until they leave. Everyone is most welcome to spend 10 minutes or an hour :)
Written 31 July 2022
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Argyle Homestead Museum is open:
  • Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm