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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

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Address: West Street, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 6383 1473
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Come and play with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley...
Come and play with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley, explore the mine rescue display and discover for yourself a replica underground mining environment. Hands-on displays will entertain you with buttons to push, leavers to pull, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for. Suitable for all ages, open 7 days.
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Fantastic Interactive Museum / Site

This was an eye opener. Very large premise, allow plenty of time to explore and read all the displays and history. Very informative and well displayed. Definitely worth the drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
J W
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This was an eye opener. Very large premise, allow plenty of time to explore and read all the displays and history. Very informative and well displayed. Definitely worth the drive out.. Would highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We spent a couple of hours here. Very comprehensive museum and truly enjoyed wandering around the old and newer mines, reliving the disaster of the collapse a few years back. Recommend a visit.

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Sunshine Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For anyone who followed the amazing rescue of the two men trapped underground for two weeks this is a must do. Very interesting room dedicated to the rescue efforts & insite into the towns people & brave rescuers. The museum also has a section of the old mine to explore above ground & the museum also houses other memorabilia relating... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wow. I was half hearted about this visit, it was really my husband who wanted to go. There was so much more on display here than I could ever have imagined, not just life in the mines. This has to be one of the best museum presentations I have ever seen. There are so many hands on displays and working... More 

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Young, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The mine and heritage centre is fabulous ,it's amazing the history you learn and you can actually have a better understanding of the work that was done there . You also learn and have a better understanding of the gruelling two weeks that the miners were trapped and how they were rescued . It makes you appreciate how important family... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre is well worth a visit. There collection of memorabilia if fabulous, set out beautifully and of course the Beaconsfield Mine left exactly as it was before the terrible accident underground. The Gift shop had some wonderful products- just a little outside the box. I actually bought a lovely bracelet there.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Well set up and plenty to look at. From gold mining to late 1800's era machinery and life. Section focused on the mining disaster/rescue. We didn't have children, but they were catered for with worksheets to find specific objects and given little treat after. Thoroughly enjoyed the few hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

One of the best museums we have visited. Mining and social history all very well done. Do not miss it if you are in the area.

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Queensland Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My husband & I couldn't decide if we wanted to go to the Museum or not another mine was my husbands comments. It took hrs to wonder around and look at all information which was displayed. Not just mining information we loved the day by day information of the way the recovery of the miners were rescued also being able... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It cost us $30 for the two of us, We got there at 930am opening time which I recommend to people as you can explore and interact freely as towards the end of our tour there were alot of people there and crowded. My wife and I spent 2 1/2 hours there but could of had an extra hour but... More 

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