Ganalili Centre

Ganalili Centre, Roebourne: Hours, Address, Ganalili Centre Reviews: 5/5

Ganalili Centre
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Art Galleries • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
From historic town pub to vibrant community and cultural hub Aboriginal owned and operated, the Ganalili Centre is located in Roebourne’s old VICTORIA HOTEL building, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The building is home to a range of not-for-profit community activities, with a focus on the sale of authentic Aboriginal ARTWORKS and ARTEFACTS by Yindjibarndi artists. There's lots to see and do at Ganalili Centre! Aboriginal art gallery Interactive museum Artefacts Local products Gift shop Free computers, printing and wi-fi Beautiful gardens and free public BBQ Roebourne tourist info Space for hire
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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KatetheGreat48
Beverley, Australia76 contributions
Be Blown Away in Roebourne by the Ganalili Centre!
Jul. 2021
Absolutely brilliant addition to this very historic and previously much maligned town. The Ganalili Centre is part of the restored Victoria Hotel and provides significant cultural information related to the area's four "skins". Take your time and really browse through their extensive range of art, books, DVDs, displays and interactive tables, which tell the stories of Roebourne and surroundings.

A must see! Roebourne is a town with soul. Enjoy an entire day with visit to the centre, drive to the top of the lookout, admire the scenery, enjoy the lush parks and public artwork and peruse the historic buildings around town, including the infamous jail, now an artistic centre.
Written 1 August 2021
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Cathy G
Albany Western Australia36 contributions
Interesting and informative static and interactive displays and artworks
Jul. 2021
The Ganalil Centre is a must see in Roebourne. There is an array of art work, static and interactive displays and items to purchase. The interactive displays are fun and informative. The girls working behind the counter were extremely helpful. Do not miss this excellent art centre. We spent a few hours here.
Written 18 July 2021
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Chris Y
Perth, Australia261 contributions
Don’t miss the Ganalili centre!
Jul. 2021
The Ganalili centre is not to be missed. The static and interactive displays are fantastic with the ‘touch tables’ allowing you to explore both geographical
,cultural and environmental features the best of their kind I have ever seen. Many
Aspects of the display remind me of Barla Boodip on a small scale. Our guide Samantha deserves all the accolades from earlier reviewers. She is passionate, knowledgeable and was able to skillfully blend her knowledge of traditional culture into a clear communication about its ongoing importance to all Australians today. As well as the displays there is also a cafe in the centre called Thank full food. Savoury muffins were fantastic, coffee better than some espresso coffees I have had and the service friendly and welcoming.
Written 8 July 2021
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Rowena from Sydney
17 contributions
Well worth the visit.
May 2021 • Couples
This place is so interesting, Samantha welcomed us very warmly and explained what there was to see and how the interactive screens worked.
The Information was extensive and really well put together.
The artworks are great and something for every budget .
A surprise when you can’t really tell what to expect from the outside , we are so glad we called in.
Huge thanks to Samantha who was so friendly and informative and told us so much that we didn’t know about aboriginal traditions and ways of life.
Written 29 June 2021
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Queenbess67
Western Australia, Australia58 contributions
Samantha is a wonderful ambassador
Oct. 2020 • Couples
We just visited the Ganalili Centre, in the renovated old Victoria Hotel Building. The art work and displays were fantastic, and Samantha's knowledge was amazing, and we weren't a lot about Aboriginal culture.

We would highly recommend a stop here!
Written 12 October 2020
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Jodie R
Bunbury, Australia30 contributions
A Little Gem of a place
Aug. 2020
We stopped in here today at the advice of the Karratha Information Centre people. We're so glad we did. The artwork and the handicraft by local people was well worth a look. There were inter-active display boards that detailed the flora, fauna and some historical events and sites of the area. The highlight of our visit however, was meeting and talking to Hayden. He freely shared his knowledge, pride and strong connection to this land. He told us about his blind great-great grandfather "Toby". He even sang us some of the songs his ancestor had composed about the beautiful places around here. The songs were beautiful and painted pictures of the land as "Toby" had envisioned it. This Centre is a fairly recent addition to the tourist experiences of the area. It is well worth a visit.
Written 14 August 2020
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Thanks for the great review! Hayden is certainly an asset to the Ganalili experience, please drop in again soon!
Written 17 August 2020
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Megan A
Perth, Australia49 contributions
Friendly teacher
Jul. 2020
We were told this centre was closed but we popped past anyway . Thank goodness we did as the lovely young lady working there spent ages teaching us about indiginous ways and customs. We meant to pop in for 5 mins and stayed an hour- left with armloads of art too.
She also pointed is in the tight direction of Harding Dam & Mount Welcome. So glad we went to both places
Little kids (& up) will love the interactive maps.
Written 17 July 2020
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Thanks Megan our interactive displays are very popular! Please pop in again sometime soon.
Written 27 July 2020
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Chris Dusty
5 contributions
Informative and Interactive
Jun. 2020
Great displays, beautiful artwork, great guide for the visit (Samantha) and well worth an hour or more to get full experience of all the displays re the history and pre-history of the area. Did I mention free coffee?
Written 4 July 2020
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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Ganalili Centre and experienced Samantha's incredible knowledge. The kettle is always on please visit us again soon!
Written 27 July 2020
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Christine D
1 contribution
Best Aboriginal experience
Jul. 2020 • Friends
The best example of aboriginal art culture we have seen in our travels around Australia. The guide explained the significance of the different displays. Fantastic interpretive display in both English and local dialect. Should be taught in all schools leading to better understanding. DON'T MISS
Written 3 July 2020
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Thanks for sharing your experience at Ganalili Centre! We agree that cultural education is very important and we hope to share with as many visitors as possible.
Written 27 July 2020
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CanberraTrekker
Canberra55 contributions
Sharing the culture and stories
Jun. 2020 • Couples
This centre is focussed on sharing the indigenous culture and stories of the region. The staff were very friendly and welcoming with a great range of art and other merchandise, touch table technology with maps and language. They were passionate about engaging their children in the story sharing. We were so glad we stopped.
Written 29 June 2020
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Thanks CanberraTrekker! We are also glad you stopped by and hope to see you again!
Written 27 July 2020
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Ganalili Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm