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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Address: West Street, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 6383 1473
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Come and play with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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English first
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Interactive displays, videos and impressive pumping technology needed to allow the mine to operate around 1900s

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South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed out visit to the Centre. I love the waterwheel and watching it turn. The centre has expanded and is really worth visiting. Loved the fact we can go onsite to the mine now and walk up some of the steps. The view is really great.

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

To our delight, recently my husband and I toured the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. What a gem this interactive museum is. It is well worth the time and at $15 entry, very affordable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A great hands on place for everyone. The kids loved the machinery and playing with the phones. The history of the mine collapse in 2006 was very well done and informative. Outside you can climb the big tower. Well priced and you get to keep your mining tag

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited yesterday with our ten year old grandson....it was fantastic. Not overly expensive. The staff were lovely and nice to see the tributes to the community...I learnt a lot about this significant event. The displays were such I had to go back in to take more pics. (That's not me) Had lunch at the bakery....again really reasonable, great coffee... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our family of four, including sons aged 14 and 11, lost a few hours here and thorough enjoyed it. So much to see, and it was great that the museum acknowledged its long term history, as well as the mining tradegy that was an amazing and interesting part of the museum, but was just a small part of so much... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very interesting story of the area and mining, of course the the amazing story of the rescue of the trapped miners is explained. It's an easy site to explore and has plenty of hands on things for the kids to enjoy.

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Piccadilly, South Australia, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Well, our kids rated the Beaconsfield MHC the best museum they saw on our Tassie holiday! What a wrap! It was well laid out with lots of information and things to 'touch' for the kids. The kids also had a task to do.....find the animals scattered throughout the museum/mine and when they finished they got a surprise gift. I would... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great museum based around area and mining heritage. They look after the kids well. Surprised they don't sell coffee (but Beaconsfield is small and a great coffee shop isn't far away).

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Mooroopma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Today my husband and i took our adult son who has a disabilty to the beaconsfield mine centre was a bit unsure what to Expect but was quiet impressed we just wanted to see for ourselfs with all we saw on the tv i am amazed that todd and grant survived but my son handled it very well he even... More 

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