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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

West Street, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
(03) 6383 1473
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Smithton, Tasmania, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Twice now I have been on this awesome self tour I took my grand children the first time and they thoroughly enjoyed it and the hands on things and then I took a visitor and have recommenced it as well .The volunteer staff are so friendly and helpful...highly recommend

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It's certainly worth the drive from Launceston to visit the Museum. Not only does it detail the 2006 miners' rescue but gives an insightful view of what life was like during Beaconsfield's early history. The museum is very well organised and hands-on, great for kids and adults alike - it's a highly recommended visit.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. There are many interactive displays which are sure to get all the family involved, take you back in time and bring a smile to your face. The mine rescue story provides a realistic insight into how the community coped with such an incredible situation and seeing the replica of the area the men were... More

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Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very informative about the history of the site and the tragic mining event. Liked the interactive activities, kids would enjoy it. Staff very helpful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

A wonderful museum, very hands on, plenty to see and do. Great displays and lots of information both about the mine and the general area. I highly recommend visiting if you are anywhere in the area, very well worth it.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I stopped in Beaconsfield for a break on my way back from the Seahorse experience (also very good) had no intention of going in but my wife walked over to look at a mural. It looked interesting so in we went. We loved it, very hands on and the museum was very well done. I wish I had spent a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Well you think you have seen a lot during your life, well you haven't seen any thing until you visit Beaconsfield Mine Museum we spent several hours walking around and taking I excess of 200 photos, Plenty of working items for the kids and lots of items going back in history. This place is far more interesting and has more... More

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Perth, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There was so much more here than we were expecting. Large museum with lots of information about the mine and the local area. It would be a great place to take kids with all the interactive exhibits.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

we didn't do the tour as im not into mines but it was nice to visit above ground as there is a fair bit to see the visitors centre is big and I found was the cheapest visitor centre around well worth the drive up and have lunch at the bakery there as they were also very well prices and... More

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Launceston, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We took our 2 girls, 5 1/2 & 8, during a weekend drive recently, intending a visit as just a half hour stop really. We ended up staying 1 1/2 hours - loads of cool stuff for the kids, lots of interactive activities. Just about everything is able to be touched and operated, even the massive water wheel which had... More

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