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Tony T wrote a review Dec 2020
Sydney, Australia166 contributions23 helpful votes
The museum is well laid out with quite informative displays. It’s free so definitely value for money!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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SamDaf wrote a review Nov 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Interactive and very informative displays... definitely recommend passing through and visiting... tours could be arranged but we were only there for one day and didn't have time...
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Pas Q wrote a review Oct 2020
Adelaide, Australia61 contributions20 helpful votes
We were taken to the Umoona museum as part of an off train experience from the Ghan. On arriving we were immediately handed over to a young lady who was to be our guide. We were rushed though a couple of rooms to get an explanation of opal vs potsch then to a life size dugout. Again there seemed to be a rush. After leaving the dugout we stopped in a tunnel where the guide rambled about something - it was hard to understand because she spoke so fast. But then we were ushered up a flat walkway which took us to their opal store. Obviously our time there was meant for shopping, not really to learn anything or see anything of interest in depth.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Liisa and Dave B wrote a review Oct 2020
Adelaide, Australia1,587 contributions2,927 helpful votes
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We went here during the Oasis tour and found the tour guide Rudi to be extremely informative. Lots of interesting stories! Was cool seeing underground and hearing what it’s like for opal miners. Great display of opals in the store ranging in price from around $15- $62,000! staff were friendly. Coffee & tea available as part of the tour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Gary P wrote a review Sep 2020
Christies Beach, Australia61 contributions6 helpful votes
If you want to know the how, what, when of opal mining then this is the place. A fantastic movie about how Coober Pedy came to be, old time dugout home, modern dugout home, original mining tunnels even the licence system explained. Free tea, coffee, hot chocolate aat the end of the tour. Informative, clean and child friendly.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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