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The museum is located in the former Moonta Mines Model School, erected in 1878. The school remained an active and important centre for the Moonta Mines community for ninety years and closed in 1968. The museum has 15 rooms and houses thematic...more
Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
151 Verran Tce | Moonta Mines, Moonta, South Australia 5558, Australia
All reviews train ride sweet shop copper mining school building great attraction great place to visit mining process interesting history lesson knowledgeable volunteers great collection tour guide copper mine per adult national trust worth a visit information minerals
I travel a lot and see a lot of local museums. Often they are managed by volunteers so one doesn't like to be critical but they are generally a little adhoc and I generally avoid them now. By contrast, this museum was a beauty. Well...More
A great little place to wander around in and explore - but I wouldn't advise you come all the way to Moota just for the mines as they are limited in their appeal. But if you're nearby, or already visiting Moota, then they're a great...More
My wife our 2 teenage daughters were instantly engaged with a would be scavenger hunt, trying to find certain items on a sheet of paper, some great interactive models, some really great artifacts, also samples of what was mined there & other places, lots of...More
Wasn’t sure when I handed money over to enter but really really good and interesting. Well displayed, easy to follow but just good. Would only suggest that they consider linking information between the Moonta train and the museum as no information in the museum re...More
We found ourselves okay very windy and rainy day so thought to have a look in the museum, found it to be quite interesting and informative. Really enjoyed seeing all of the gems / stones that have been found in display and to see the...More
The train ride was interesting. Our driver Trevor gave us an informative story of the Cornish miners and their families who came to this harsh area to live and work in the mines to extract rich deposits of copper and the process involved. Well done...More
This is a great attraction to go on the train ride around the historic mines for both adults and children. The driver gives an informative chat of the history of the mines and working life of the miners and owners.
It takes about 50 minutes...More
At $12 per adult and $5 for school aged children, this was well worth our money and time. Allow 50 minutes for the train ride, which allows a stop off to look at some historic boards and information about the mining process.
The train has...More