Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre tells the story of Priest & Architect.
The Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral, located next to the new Centre, currently receives at least 20,000 visits a year from tourists. It is an extremely important entry statement to all visitors arriving to Geraldton by road.
The Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre houses an extensive collection of Monsignor Hawes artefacts currently held by the Geraldton Diocese. This includes original architectural plans, models, sketches, artisanal objects, assorted memorabilia and furniture. Previously, these artefacts have been held without an appropriate display and preservation forum.