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Just went for the train ride

We have 2 little boys so only visited for the train ride though the mines. Very interesting history... read more

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Will M
Educational and fun

If you are interested in history and mining here's a wonderful place to spend some time. It is both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dale M
Kapunda Australia
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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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Reviewed today

We have 2 little boys so only visited for the train ride though the mines. Very interesting history and learnt a lot. Would recommend it to others in a heart beat.

Thank Will M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in history and mining here's a wonderful place to spend some time. It is both fun and educational.

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed looking around & here we are from SA & had never seen the mines. We spent about 4 hours looking around. Wear good walking shoes!

Thank dental01
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

This was a very impressive collection of the local mining history, everything well laid out and preserved and loaded with interesting information. Each room had a theme and every aspect of history covered. We were very impressed with this museum.

Thank AussieCloggi
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Very interesting, and great insite into the miners and their lives of years gone by. You get to see the conditions the miners had to work in, the schooling system back then for students and teachers, would raise a few eye brouse for present day...More

Thank Klaus S
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Found the price a little high at $8 for adults $6 would have been better and $4 for kids - but they do a picture hunt for the kids and they loved doing that - if you love your local history it would be a...More

Thank wandarri01
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time visiting the Mines Museum. Highly recommend the train ride beforehand - then a visit to the museum and surrounds!

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We highly reccomend taking the tourist train around the old mine. It was very busy over the easter period but the very knowledgeable volunteers made the experience brilliant. Best attraction on the copper coast.

Thank Jye K
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Gives a full perspective of the region and its history. The lady serving was very kind to let us role play in the classroom. Would recommend a visit.

Thank catness37911
Reviewed March 12, 2018

It is worth a visit if one is interested in the histoy of the town and the minning industry. It is open only in afternoons.

Thank Silvana M
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