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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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“mining history”(23 reviews)
Come and play with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley, explore the mine rescue display and discover for yourself a replica underground mining environment. Hands-on displays will entertain you with buttons to push, leavers to pull...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 1473
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All reviews interactive displays gold mining mining history mining disaster gold mine hands on activities well worth the visit great museum triple pass seahorse world and platypus couple of hours all ages on display gift shop self guided tour few hours water wheel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I remember the mine cave collapse in 2006 and visiting this museum just filled in the true suffering what these men went through for the 14 days they were trapped. The support from the local community was amazing and reading the actual day by day...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

If you come to Beaconsfield do not miss this amazing attraction! I am a local and I recommend it to all my visitors!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mistybelle1
Reviewed July 26, 2019

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre was a very interesting museum. You could easily spend a couple of hours there. Very informative and well maintained. Definitely worth a look through.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Vicki M
Reviewed July 18, 2019

I had no expectations other than seeing the mine shaft. But it is a beautiful site of old ruins and museum full of interests. A must see.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Julie C
Reviewed July 10, 2019

The Beaconfield Mine and Heritage Centre was the best place we visited over our few days in the area. Pricing was great, self directed tour easy, plenty of information, lots of interaction for kids (the gold hands on the exhibits was the best way of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Us_and_the_littles
Reviewed June 21, 2019

Like most, I suspect, I only became aware of Beaconsfield because of the mine collapse in 2008 however a visit to the Mine and Heritage Centre opened my eyes to a 142 year history of prosperous gold mining and life in the area. In addition...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Greg M
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the mine. The woman who greeted us at the counter was really friendly & helpful. It was amazing to learn about the mines’ history & the incredible rescue in 2006. Our kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There are a lot of hands on...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank V8024EFscottt
Reviewed June 7, 2019

A very interesting experience and a lot more to see than I expected. Interesting information on the 2006 mine cave in, lots of vintage machinery and access to the mine site buildings, which is very unique experience. A good learning experience for all ages.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Bob59943
Reviewed May 20, 2019

We sifted through the reviews before we decided to venture here and decided to have a look and I must say we are glad we did. This historical centre is interactive, informative and is just a good place to explore and look back at yesteryear....More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Dallas E
Reviewed May 14, 2019

Just a short drive from Launceston is this hidden little spot. So much history to learn about. We set off and explored the site at our own pace and with no time restraints, we were able to take our time and see everything. There are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Suzie3064
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January 20, 2019|
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Response from scruffy0ne | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but my knowledge of the area is limited. It's a beautiful area and there were lots of people around the day we were there.
January 20, 2019|
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Response from Z6625CZchrise | Reviewed this property |
A quaint town, hotel is central, and business owners are friendly and offer great in sight to the township.
May 20, 2016|
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Response from tamarvalleyTasmania | Property representative |
Hi. Tours of the Heritage Centre are self guided, we give you a map and a basic explanation and send you off to explore for yourself. Unfortunately there is no underground experience (for a variety of reasons) but there is... More