Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre

Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre, Carnarvon: Address, Phone Number, Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre

Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre
4.5
Art Galleries • Speciality Museums
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Gwoonwardu Mia, the Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre, celebrates and recognises the culture of the five Aboriginal language groups of the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. Managed by a dedicated Aboriginal team, Gwoonwardu Mia is a cultural destination where visitors can feel a connection to and experience the Gascoyne’s local Aboriginal culture. Gwoonwardu Mia features a variety of offerings, including an award-winning permanent interactive exhibition, dynamic temporary exhibitions, a gallery/shop, Artist-in-Residence program, café, meeting and conference facilities and an outdoor performance space. 'Burlganyja Wanggaya: Old People Talking - Listen, Learn and Respect' is a multi-award winning permanent interactive exhibition featuring the Skydome, Burrowing Bees, artefacts and cultural objects, the Gascoyne’s dreaming stories, Aboriginal history and more.
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RalphySnoops
Bridgetown, Australia34 contributions
Fascinating and enlightening
Nov. 2020
Our guide Renae was so informative and passionate about her country and her heritage. We learned so much. And the interpretative display area was really well done. Of course there is some confronting history, but Renae was really positive about accepting and moving forward. The display of local children's artwork was impressive as well as some professionally produced bronzes. The team at Gwoonwardu Mia should be and doubt are very proud of what they looking after and presenting to us all about their history and heritage.
Written 6 November 2020
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Thanks so much for your review, we're so pleased you enjoyed the centre! We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Renee!
Written 12 November 2020
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Joy M
Perth, Australia67 contributions
Best Aboriginal Cultural Centre anywhere
Sep. 2020
Contrary to the brochure we picked up at the visitor center, they are not open on weekends. We delayed our departure on the Monday so we could have a look and we are so glad we did! This centre is amazing - you could easily spend all day here. We had a guided tour with Norma and wow, can she connect to people! Her personal stories were incredible. We will be back!
Written 29 September 2020
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Thank you so much for your review, Joy. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit - Norma is an amazingly passionate guide!
Written 13 October 2020
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IanandSueMelbourne
Melbourne23 contributions
Now Open November 2019
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Aboriginal Cultural Centre with very interesting historical displays & unique local souvenirs. Coffee shop too. A must see when in Canarvon.
Written 7 November 2019
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Thanks so much for your review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit!
Written 13 October 2020
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John B
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Worth the time.
Mar. 2015 • Couples
Well set out and definitely worth a visit, follow the Aboriginal lives and cultures through history in this area.
Written 13 May 2015
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PAM141007
Oxford78 contributions
Informative
Nov. 2014 • Couples
Interesting building and exhibition. Surprised that there were so few people there but maybe just a quiet time?
Written 27 November 2014
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imakiwi2
4 contributions
Local people local history.
Aug. 2014
Brings the culture of our local aboriginal people to life in the interactive museum. Brilliant artist and art work on display.
Written 3 September 2014
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RICHARD B
Carnarvon, Australia6 contributions
What a lovely place
Sep. 2013 • Couples
Everyone should see this place,what an eye opener and a credit to the people that run it AAA, very friendly and helpfull,well done.
Written 5 August 2014
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Graeme H
Perth, Australia59 contributions
Great art and great staff
Jul. 2014 • Family
This a top rate building housing local indigenous art works and displays on local history.

A rally special piece of architecture that is well maintained
Written 4 August 2014
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roy h
Miami, Australia172 contributions
carnarvon holiday days
May 2014 • Couples
carnarvon space museum was good
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the mile long wharf and museum worth the visit
Written 12 May 2014
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Sandy H
22 contributions
City-level museum
Loved visiting here. Very well thought out and technologically advanced displays. Learnt a lot. $5 entry was well worth it, also bought a Made In Carnarvon candle in the gallery shop that smells lovely. A must see if you're visiting Carnarvon.
Written 4 March 2014
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