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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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Hours:
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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WOW Value for Money!

It cost us $30 for the two of us, We got there at 930am opening time which I recommend to people as you can explore and interact freely as towards the end of our tour there were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Nick L
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It cost us $30 for the two of us, We got there at 930am opening time which I recommend to people as you can explore and interact freely as towards the end of our tour there were alot of people there and crowded. My wife and I spent 2 1/2 hours there but could of had an extra hour but... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this one - enthralling displays of old and new methods brilliantly constructed with realism, especially the section about the 206 mine rescue. The old mine with the huge watermill right beside the modern museum left an indelible memory of historical machinery and mining methods, including the original miner's hut and the apple industry. Pop in to the nearby... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Took two families to visit this attraction and weren't upset at all. The amount of memorabilia that wasn't mine related was a great addition. The old ruins were extremely impressive considering the age. Despite the ruins being in disrepair, the way the walk was formulated within the ruins was very clever. My only criticism was the fact that the hologram... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My partner absolutely loved the old machinery and displays- perfect for the tradie type. As a non-mechanically minded person I found it interesting, particularly the diplay about the rescue in 2006.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very well set up with some great exhibits . Very friendly help full Staff . Easy access and easy to view all exhibits ,John

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a must see attraction. The museum is very interesting with lots of interactive exhibits. Not just a mining museum but an informative experience telling the story of the Tamar Valley.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This museum and "famous" mine is an easy and short drive from Launceston. I enjoyed the site and especially the first part where all the experiences and comments regarding the trapped miners were displayed. This was the best part for me and made it worth my while. All the other old machinery and mining equipment on site was just "old"... More 

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Ocean Grove, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Well worth a visit, this centre has been established at the site of the famous rescue of two trapped miners. The centre includes relicts from the early years of the mine as well as the remaining artefacts of the mine's more recent operation. The rescue of the miners is dealt with in detail and mine and non-mine items from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

this wonderful museum show the history of the mine in incredible detail. there is so much to see, with may of the exhibits being interactive to keep your interest. the sale of the exhibits and memorabilia will keep you enthralled for hours. there is a large part of the museum dealing with the Beaconsfield mine collapse which made international headlines.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Beaconsfield is the Mine which collapsed and 2 miners were successfully rescued after many days trapped underground. The heritage centre has interesting olden days memorabilia & mining machinery and the story of the mine collapse and rescue is very moving.

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