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Address: West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6383 1473
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Come and play with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley,...

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, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for. Suitable for all ages, open 7 days.

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The centre is well laid out and contains many interesting displays. Of particular interest were the ones that documented the story of the trapped miners. It was eerie to walk on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kaye V
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Boonah, Australia
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Boonah, Australia
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The centre is well laid out and contains many interesting displays. Of particular interest were the ones that documented the story of the trapped miners. It was eerie to walk on the ground that we had seen the miners emerge from the mine during tv coverage. Good variety in the souvenir shop.

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Thank Kaye V
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on our experience, don't leave this until the very last as it does need a good couple of hours to get around completely. The Beaconsfield mine is obviously best known for the rescue of the two trapped miners. However, I was surprised to learn that there was much more to it than that! The mine itself dates back to... More 

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1 Thank Rhonda S
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hands on attraction. Very educational and good value as part of the 3-venue package (with Seahorse World and Beaconsfield Mining Museum), Good displays both inside and out. Chance to pan gold.Range of historical everyday displays and very mining-specific ones, including the mining disaster - 10 year anniversary this year.

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Thank mpginter
Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were unsure what to expect but found this to be a truly amazing and memorable experience. Normally historical sites can be boring for young children but this has been brilliantly organised with many hands on tasks to get the kids operating machinery and experience life in the past. To revisit the mine collapse was moving but also very informative... More 

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Thank mjvd74
Sans Souci, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the mine centre earlier this year. Even if you know little about mines you would have to know that the most precious thing that comes out of a mine is the miners themselves. Everyday they place themselves possibly in harms way to earn a wage and make profits for companies. On that unfaithful day in April 2006 three... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was so much more than I expected. The staff were really friendly and the centre provides an activity for kids to do while the adults are looking/reading. Was unexpected to be able to see/touch/use so much of the mine from old and fairly recent.

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1 Thank Tracy M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't plan on going to beaconsfield as part of our Tassie holiday. We just decided to go there one day while we were in launceston. The mine and heritage museum was the highlight of our Tassie trip. Our kids loved it. There is so much hands on stuff to do around the mine and museum. The staff were wonderful... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to see where the mine collapse occurred and to pay our respects. We saw so much more. Tastefully remembered. The kids activity of finding hidden animals thru out the exhibition was a great idea and kept even the teenagers interested. Value with the Tamar triple pass.

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Thank Narelle S
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You learn about the Beaconsfield Mine Disaster as well as some of the local history and mining history. Climb the tower - remember to clip your pass to the board! This is well set up with lots to see and learn. Get the Tamar Valley triple pass.

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Thank ThereseMac
Wodonga, Australia
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130 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to visit. This place has it all. Exhibits dating back to the convict days and of course a huge display of the 2006 tragedy. The mine is accessible and a lot of displays are "hand on". Reccomended for adults and kids alike..

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