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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

West Street, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
(03) 6383 1473
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Type: History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

(written by my daughter aged 8) As soon as we walked in the door the ladies at the desk were very happy & welcomed us & gave us children a treasure hunt list. On it was a list of animals (they were stuffed toys) that were hidden around the centre & we had fun trying to find them as we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We enjoyed the lovely drive and the destination was great. Well worth a look for the history of the mine and the well know story of the mine collapse. Highly recommend it to all.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is a must visit. As soon as we walked in, the ladies at the front desk got my young daughters involved and interested by giving them a sheet of animals to find throughout the museum, for a surprise gift at the end (which was a sticker and 2 gems/stones from the mine). There is plenty of hands on... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

They really have spent a lot of time and effort to throw a strong light on what live was like from the open of the mine until the present. The model of the mine was very telling for me. the multi-levels and the lengths covered at each level were mind blowing. The sound and visual effects really made you part... More

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Hobart Tasmania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

What a variety of historical fascination there is in this wonderful, well laid out attraction. Thoughtfulness in planning means that access to all levels is available to all by means of ramps. The excitement of the famous Anzac Day disaster comes alive with a marvelous exhibit featuring sound and visual effects. There are mining tools and machinery, and also masses... More

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George Town, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Beaconsfield mine and heritage centre is a great experience great for the whole family especially kids...

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Newcastle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

At first we thought this was going to be the usual collection of lifeless equipment, all designed to relive you of the tourist dollar. Instead, the museum is well laid out and holds all sorts of historical displays relevant to the town and the gold mine. My wife was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the various displays on approximately five or... More

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Palmwoods, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a wonderful Centre, not only to discover the history of mining but to experience the community spirit of Beaconsfield. My teenagers were enthralled at the exhibits, the history and the reporting of the mine tragedy. The staff are friendly and helpful and this is definitely a place you should visit with children of any age.

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Brisbane
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We found it was a easy drive from Launceston. we found the mine fascinating before even going into the museum. It mad e you realise how tough it is for miners and the way it was set up was very good, we enjoyed going through the museum and entry fee was very cheap. They had a whole section on the... More

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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beaconsfield gives you a history of mining. It explains the mining disaster that happened 5 years & the bravery of the men who were there. A great friendly place highly recommend. Continue on to Beauty Point, only a 20 minute drive. What a lovely spot & the fish & chip shop serves a great lunch.

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