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Stock Exchange Arcade and Assay Mining Museum
Stock Exchange Arcade and Assay Mining Museum
Stock Exchange Arcade and Assay Mining Museum
Map of Stock Exchange Arcade and Assay Mining Museum
76 Mosman Street
Charters Towers
Queensland 4820 Australia

Stock Exchange Arcade and Assay Mining Museum
Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Free Entry

07 4761 5533

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The Stock Exchange Arcade was designed by Sydney architect Mark Day and built by Sandbrook Brothers of Sydney in 1888. This prestigious shop and office arcade was built for local civic leader and businessman Alexander Malcolm. Known then as the Royal Arcade, it housed the Charters Towers Stock Exchange from 1890. It was one of Australia's first few regional stock exchanges and was needed to raise capital for the deep reef mines throughout the region. The Stock Exchange was linked into the world via telegraph, with three calls a day, six days a week. At one time the price of gold was set in the very Arcade, an indication of the importance of the Charters Towers' economy at the time.

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The stockbrokers offices have now been converted into shops. Don't miss the "Calling of the Card," a ghostly reminder of Charters Towers' golden days when just a touch of greed echoed in these stately walls.

The Assay Mining Museum is located at the back of the Arcade and contains articles used in the assaying of gold in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There are also interesting dioramas of gold mines and workings from this era.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre


  • Shopping
  • Walking

Open Times

Note: Open 0900 until 1700 daily.

Other Information

Children and school excursions welcome.

Ramp entry to the rear of the arcade for guests with a disability. One step at the front.

How To Get There

Located next door to the Visitor Information Centre. Pick up a Heritage Walking Map from there.

Free Entry

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