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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

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Address: West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 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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Amazing History

Certainly worth viewing, history, so sad, yet you cant get enough of it, very interesting and staff friendly and accommodating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Beaconsfield, Australia
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Beaconsfield, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Certainly worth viewing, history, so sad, yet you cant get enough of it, very interesting and staff friendly and accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was a great way to finish our afternoon in Launceston, although we wish we had allowed more time. It's a fantastic centre with heaps of hands on activities that keep you interested throughout. The display on the rock fall and trapped miners from 2006 was very moving and very well done. Actually getting the opportunity to have a go... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Interesting experience for history of mining and olden times. Kids loved it, but would have liked a bit more interaction with the mine itself, but difficult as it is shut.

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Moyhu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Absolutely loved the mine and heritage centre, have wanted to visit Beaconsfield for years and this certainly didn't disappoint. I remember the mine collapse and really enjoyed reading about it and seeing exactly where it happened. Allow at least a couple hours and lots to see and do. Definitely recommend.

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Gippsland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Eye opening visit the old & the new together, well worth the visit. Great to see a gentleman sending telegraph messages by morse code. (we received ours on returning home). We encountered bright friendly staff & locals.

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

was very taken back while there. you could imagine what went on. very well preserved site. they have done a great job setting it up as a museum. many interesting exhibits.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

visited here with family of four including sons 14 and 11 years old. We all loved it. Gave it two hours and could have stayed longer. So much on offer. So much hands on compared to other museums where everything is behind barriers. Something for all of us. Could do a searching task looking for a creature which would keep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderfull centre for ppl to visit at this little town, maybe a touch expensive, but considering the events and history of the place, I would still visit again..young woman on front desk was wonderfull and helpfull, fantastic displays, often interactive..i took a teenager and a young child with me, they both really loved it and we ran out... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Interesting displays with hands on. Mining looks like hard and dangerous work and the centre give you an appreciation of what it was like. There were other historical displays too about the area. Worth the visit. Great to see locals volunteering in the centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Awesome. Great price, great interactive activities, highly recommend. 90 mins needed at least. Very interesting.

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