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SSJG Heritage Centre Broome

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Address: 9 Barker St | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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+61 8 9192 3950
09:00 - 13:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00

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.

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I was initially reluctant to go, but it ended up a very worthwhile visit. Very historical, very well presented and cared for. Staff are very helpful and proud about their... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was initially reluctant to go, but it ended up a very worthwhile visit. Very historical, very well presented and cared for. Staff are very helpful and proud about their facility. Lot's of insight about the Missionary work carried out by a lot of very brave and committed people !!!

Thank 861rolfs
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Relationships Exhibition is aptly named. Enter this representation of the Irish nun's physical and spiritual relationship with the dispossessed people of the Kimberley and be open to learning.

Thank DamianD2
Perth, Australia
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

A visit to this Heritage Centre is highly recommended for anyone who wishes to gain a good perspective of the wonderful contribution of the Catholic missionaries including the men of the Trappist and Pallottine orders, and the Sisters of St John of God who came to the West Kimberley region and Broome from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The... More 

Thank cachoo
Melbourne, Australia
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681 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I am not religious. In fact sometimes I am critical of the 'interference' of do-gooders among indigenous cultures. But I had to admire the work of the nuns of the Sisters of St John of God who worked in Broome in the early twentieth century. What a hell-hole it must have been! Hot, dusty, and remote. Nothing like the life... More 

Thank nocatnow
Cessnock, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What a credit to the convent! One of the best attractions in Broome! Professionally presented history The extensive collection of photos, videos and other interesting artifacts is fabulous A must see!!

Thank cathalice123
Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Well, what a surprise. We came upon the Sisters of St John of God Centre, purely by chance or divine intervention late one night last week. We had been drinking for a few hours and being not sober to drive we were walking back to our caravan park and passed the centre during our walk. Keeping it in mind for... More 

1 Thank JGDynamo
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A great range of displays and huge range of information to expand your knowledge of the fascinating history of this gorgeous town. I was given a warm greeting and made to feel very welcome by a lovely man called Bill, who explained that I could go back the following day as I didn't have long to look through until they... More 

1 Thank Frances U
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was a real eye-opener showing the courage and persistence of the nuns in this then remote part of the world - putting in perspective the good that has come from religious orders at a time when the churches are under scrutiny. Highly recommended to set aside one or two hours for the visit.

1 Thank 399iwd
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We came upon the SSHG Heritage Centre by accident, and ended up spending 2 hours there. The display is excellent and describes in detail the history of the sisters of St John of God and their pioneering health and education work among the remote communities of the Kimberley. It is a timely reminder of the great good achieved by these... More 

1 Thank Joan D
Broome, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The SSJG Heritage Centre is one place where I can spend hours finding old photos and stories. Whenever I visit I stay longer than planned because I am always finding old stories that I remember happened in my time growing up in the Broome area (the late fifties and sixties). I even found some old photos of myself, my brothers... More 

1 Thank simon w

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