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Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre)

Bromide Street | Corner Crystal Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
+61 8 8080 3500
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Excellent free walking tour of this historical city.

My wife and I attended a free walking tour of the historical section of Broken Hill. Our guide, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff L
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Melbourne, Australia
Such an interesting display!

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and spent a good 1.5 there. A fantastic informative audiovisual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda L
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Canberra, Australia
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Behind the stone façade of the restored former Bond Store, the Albert Kersten Mining & Minerals Museum (GeoCentre) tells the story of how the world’s largest deposit of silver lead and zinc was formed in Broken Hill. It also displays a famous collection of Broken Hill minerals and the ‘Silver tree’ – the intricate silver sculpture once owned by Charles Rasp, the boundary rider who pegged out the first Broken Hill mining lease with his partners.
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“big bang” (4 reviews)
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Bromide Street | Corner Crystal Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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+61 8 8080 3500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I attended a free walking tour of the historical section of Broken Hill. Our guide, a retired miner, was entertaining and very knowledgeable on the history of mining and the town inn general. Well worth a visit if you are in the...More

Thank Jeff L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and spent a good 1.5 there. A fantastic informative audiovisual explaining the history of the mining in Broken Hill and the minerals were very well laid out with excellent explanations. Quite affordable entrance price of $8 pp for seniors. Well...More

Thank Brenda L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see here, friendly staff, my husband just loved it and stayed much longer than I would of. More a mans thing i think, depends on your interests.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was well set out and the multitude of minerals is astonishing. Would love to know what they are all used for. Movie and written info is good. Large silver nugget and Silver tree is very interesting.

Thank Barbara O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For one as I am interested in geology this presentation showed the geological history and the path to this fantastic and historical district...staff was great and display well presented.so glad w visited

Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so glad we came in here, i wouldnt normally visit a Geo Centre as its not my type of thing but what a great little find! keep up the good work guys

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

this Museum was recommended to us by the cafe on the hill and we are so glad we listened. Great little centre, friendly staff and some incredible information on the town, minerals and ore body

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. Our visit started with a very warm welcome - the lady at the counter was very friendly and knowledgeable. There was an interesting video on the formation of Broken Hill ore body, lots of wonderful mineral samples and old photographs....More

Thank Toni_Ramone
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Although minerals and gem centres aren't always at the top of my list of things to do, I am still vaguely interested enough to visit centres like Broken Hills GeoCentre. SO glad I did, for a start it is very deceptive from the outside. Externally...More

Thank SMOAI76
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

The rock samples are cool if you're into that kinda stuff. The best part was the knowledge behind the giftshop counter. Incredible and really helped my trip.

Thank Scott D
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