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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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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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Meeting Brant Webb

The Beaconsfield mine was extremely interesting and the kids had a great time trying out all the hands on exhibits.We went through the mine exhibet and we all read through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Sue M
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Pakenham, Australia
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Pakenham, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Beaconsfield mine was extremely interesting and the kids had a great time trying out all the hands on exhibits.We went through the mine exhibet and we all read through the mine disaster story with photos and all the newspapers on the wall as well.When we came outside there were quite a few dignitaries there and tv cameras.They were opening... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

After receiving our clock in ticket our journey began going back to the early days of mining in Beaconsfield.Lots of things were interactive and fun to do. We loved the huge water wheel that operates the ore stampers and also all the other displays.Great heritage centre with displays of days gone by. We found the staff very helpful and friendly.

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Miami, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Surprised to find an outstanding attraction in good condition, having to clock on and off when visiting the mine area. Being able to send our grandson his first telegram where the sender working that day transferred our message by morse code was a bonus. As the mine had just closed the buildings and equipment were in good condition and Beaconsfield... More 

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Bowen, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Wonderful attraction with a lot of interesting displays and artefacts. Well laid out and presented. Staff helpful. Enjoyed a few hours here.

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Devonport, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This has been on my to do list for a while, and I wasn't disappointed. Notwithstanding the history of the place, there was lots of things to see and do. Well worth a visit.

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Lake Macquarie
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Beaconsfield Mine came to prominence due to the event in 2006, and you won't be disappointed if you visit. The extensive mining information and heritage interpretation is impressive. There is a great story around the 2006 cave-in, and the heroic efforts to free the miners - very moving, and a part of our recent history. Beaconsfield may be a deviation... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

There is not much of the original mine left, so its hard to picture what it was like when it was a working mine. It's not possible to go underground as the shaft is flooded. However we all remember the mine collapse that kept 2 men underground for 10 days.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

this is a wonderful heritage centre. There is heaps of displays and history. Very interesting. Especially good to stand where Brant & Todd came out after being rescued !!

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Sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Like some other reviewers...at first glance this had little appeal. However the 3 attraction pass with seahorse world and platypus house seemed like good value and after reading the very positive reviews on here we decided to visit. We were not disappointed, our young children loved it and it was very interactive for children of all ages and also educational... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was the best attraction in Tasmania during our 7 weeks there. We weren't expecting to be able to use all the interactive displays but they were all working and we spent hours there and had 'fun'. The staff were great as well. Would definitely recommend this!

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