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Address: West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6383 1473
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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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How wonderful to experience the past years of mining, but to see how it has changed over the years. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the centre our hearts going out to the mine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sue R
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

How wonderful to experience the past years of mining, but to see how it has changed over the years. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the centre our hearts going out to the mine disaster victims but also to see the value this mine has made to the area and the community.A great collection of memorabilia for all ages to... More 

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Thank Sue R
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was prepared for this museum to have an emotively self-indulgent focus on the mine collapse already as long ago as April 2006, but was very pleasantly surprised by the comprehensive way the fitting and informative multi-media display was incorporated into the fascinating hands-on experience of the history of the site and the region. The actionable water wheel was a... More 

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Thank SteJilGo
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this centre. It was a nice surprise and very interesting. Adults and children will be impressed. Well worth a stop and a visit.

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Thank sbennett39
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought it was going to be boring. But it was actually quite interesting. Maybe because i remember the mine collapse. There were lots of displays the kids could touch. They had a animal hunt which kept them interested.

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Thank Jane M
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very professionally organised. Not just about mining but also about life in the old days. I would highly recommend it

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Thank meatybite
Cheshire
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84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Down the Tamar valley in Tasmania is a recently closed (2012) gold mine that has been turned into a heritage centre and what a good job they have made of it. One gallery is devoted to the successful rescue of two miners in 2006 trapped for almost 14 days by a rock fall. How come I didn't remember this. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed myself here. The interactive nature of many of the exhibits was a major factor in this enjoyment. Being able to watch the water wheel at work, step into a miner's cabin, pump some water to use to pan for gold and climb the tower to look down over the mine site... More 

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Thank Rhonda B
Devonport, Australia
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with hubby and children aged 6 to 12. Cost was $38 which was reasonable for the centre. It was much bigger than we anticipated. I loved the amount of hands on activities they had for adults and children alike, from the telephones to the huge water wheel. Had a fun scavenger hunt for children which kept them... More 

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Thank Alison M
Watanobbi
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71 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the museum a wonderful educational experience for our children and because it was interactive they stayed interested. Loved the details relating to the rescue and it was informative and adding the animal search was wonderful.

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Thank SarahMarra
Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Great museum, interactive and informative. Disappointing that this museum is probably the only thing keeping this town functioning. The muesum not only gives you a history of mining in the site but also good pieces and information on the 2006 rescue.

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