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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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Newcastle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

At first we thought this was going to be the usual collection of lifeless equipment, all designed to relive you of the tourist dollar. Instead, the museum is well laid out and holds all sorts of historical displays relevant to the town and the gold mine. My wife was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the various displays on approximately five or... More

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Palmwoods, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a wonderful Centre, not only to discover the history of mining but to experience the community spirit of Beaconsfield. My teenagers were enthralled at the exhibits, the history and the reporting of the mine tragedy. The staff are friendly and helpful and this is definitely a place you should visit with children of any age.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We found it was a easy drive from Launceston. we found the mine fascinating before even going into the museum. It mad e you realise how tough it is for miners and the way it was set up was very good, we enjoyed going through the museum and entry fee was very cheap. They had a whole section on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beaconsfield gives you a history of mining. It explains the mining disaster that happened 5 years & the bravery of the men who were there. A great friendly place highly recommend. Continue on to Beauty Point, only a 20 minute drive. What a lovely spot & the fish & chip shop serves a great lunch.

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Melbourne
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24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The whole experience is superb. The staff are great and will even give you the chance to see various machines in operation. I found the layout clear and the museum to be very informative. The now defunct new mine looks a good as new. Was not quite sure if it is still operational. You might find yourself wanting to stay... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

One of the best small museums we have seen. Lots of hands on equipment for big & little kids. So many interesting aspects to the museum, not just mining history, I especially loved sending a message via morse code to our Grandson, done for a gold coin donation to the museum. It covers the 2006 mine rescue & many other... More

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Smithton, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 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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