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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Address: West Street, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 6383 1473
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Come and play with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours here and well worth it. Lots of great information and displays. The section on the mine rescue was especially good. This was really good value. We went to Seahorse World the same day, and in my opinion, the Mining Heritiage Centre is way better value.

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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I am not a lover of museums etc, but this was absolutely wonderful. A must do for a visit to Tassie. It was great to remember the mine disaster and rescue from 2006, and also to see some old equipment from years ago. The staff were very helpful, the exhibits were very interactive and the holygram movie was really great.... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Cannot speak highly enough of this outstanding centre. So much factual information and great staff. Highly recommended.

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Canberra, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre is a wonderful blend of the history of gold mining in the town and the more recent events which focused the eyes of the world on this tiny town. The exhibition recognises the tenacity of the human spirit, the efforts of the rescue team, the support offered within the town and from around the... More 

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Echuca, Victoria, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very informative and quite spine chilling at times reading some of the story boards - extremely well presented!

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Brisbane, Queensland
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24 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great value and a terrific collection. We found it very interesting that the actual museum has existed for several years prior to the mine disaster and rescue that made this town notorious. If you like to see videos, working displays and a terrific collection of TAsmanian and Australian iconic history this display is recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon at... More 

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Wandandian
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was not sure about this before we went. I thought it was just going to be a bunch of old stuff, yes they had that too but so much was hands on and interactive. I got chills down my spine when I saw the parts of the museum that was about the mine collapse with Brant, Tod and Larry... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Spent quite a few hours looking around this venue. It is so well done, so much to see, hands on activities, and fantastic history. Everything is well documented, the old machinery is simply amazing. Entry is really cheap and they will give you a discount card for lunch at a little restaurant down the road, and that was fantastic as... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were welcomed by lovely friendly staff on arrival at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage centre and told about the site. The centre contains some historical artefacts from general life as well as the history of the Beaconsfield mine. As you walk around the ruins there are signs to explain what you are looking at, and there are many interactive opportunities... More 

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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The old original mine is combined with the more recent mine that became so well known for the 14 day ordeal of two trapped miners and the tragic death of Larry Knight. The buildings in this complex are filled with historical memorabilia in conjunction with the original ruins from the first mine. It's an extremely hands on experience with yellow... More 

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