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Moonta Mines Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One Of The Best

I travel a lot and see a lot of local museums. Often they are managed by volunteers so one doesn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PeterLangston
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Tamworth, Australia
Piece of history

Fantastic! You need a few hours here! The train is about an hour and very quaint and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CarolynScriven
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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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
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151 Verran Tce | Moonta Mines, Moonta, South Australia 5558, Australia
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+61 8 8825 1891
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PeterLangston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic! You need a few hours here! The train is about an hour and very quaint and informative! The museum needs at least an hour to read everything so much to see!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CarolynScriven
Reviewed January 14, 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaseinthewild
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gaza74
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MinspiresM
Reviewed December 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed November 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim W
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynette A
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Moonta Museum definitely worth a look. A look at days gone by and how hard it must have been for our pioneers.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roving158288
Reviewed October 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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