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The British Arms Hotel was built in 1899 to cater for the increasing number of miners who travelled to the goldfields on a daily basis looking for work. It has the distinction of being the narrowest hotel (only 6 metres wide) in the Southern Hemisphere and can be found behind the WA Museum and only accessible through the museum. In its time it attempted to lure passengers who travelled to Kalgoorlie on the Loopline tramway which travelled from the opposide side of the to Boulder and further on to mines along the Golden Mile. In 1924 the hotel ceased to operate and became a boarding house. In 1968 it then became a museum.

Address: WA Museum, 17 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie

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  • Written Aug 8, 2007
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