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Address: West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6383 1473
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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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Great history lesson

I'm not an engineer or mechanically minded but they would love it. As it was we very much enjoyed the artefacts and story boards attached. We also felt sadness for the mine, the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not an engineer or mechanically minded but they would love it. As it was we very much enjoyed the artefacts and story boards attached. We also felt sadness for the mine, the miners and the town because clearly this disaster has affected the entire town. Not to be missed.

Thank Rakaia
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting walking through the centre reading history and recounts of the devastating mine collapse. Highly recommend the visit

Thank Blake H
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While this museum tells the story of the trapped Beaconsfield miners there is also a lot to see and interact with. There are plenty of exhibits from time gone by including steam engines, switchboard, and photo's. The waterwheel that drives the crusher is great to see and watch it working. There are screens around the displays that tell you about... More 

Thank Rhyno101
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing history and incredible display. Only let down would be a memorial for Larry knight. Would recommend anyone who is visiting the north of Tasmania to check it out. I was amazed you can touch and get so close to so many old fashioned objects.

Thank Keith E
Victor Harbor, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The old buildings were interesting as was the mine machinery. The shop at the Centre had a lot of items on offer, but at a good price. Entering into the actual museum display some of the older machinery was of interest but a lot of the displays were to do with the disaster 10 years ago and it seemed to... More 

Thank Peter D
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a very interesting look around the centre with a very good museum. The mine collapse was very well done and showed you just how confined the 2 lucky miners were. It also described the rescue mission in detail. Unfortunately the recent collapse of the mine shaft prevented us from viewing the actual shaft, but nevertheless, it is definitely worth... More 

Thank joellenf910
Cronulla, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum does not only re-visit the mining disaster that captured a Nation over 10 years ago, but includes many fascinating displays and hands-on working exhibits of interest to all ages. There were a number of children present during our visit and they had heaps of fun starting the waterwheel and pulling the mining carts loaded with rubble. It seems... More 

Thank Geoff333_13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and her best friend and they loved the experience. I have been involved in mining for years so the main thing that interested me was the event that brought this mine to the attention of the world. There was more than enough information to satisfy my curiosity. My travelling companions however were extremely impressed by the... More 

Thank Steven G
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, the main attaraction was the mine collapse and rescue from a few years agao. For the boys, they loved the museum, especially with all the telephone equipment

Thank Craig W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good attraction with great history and a very interesting museum that follows the mine up to the events that most people would know about. Worth taking the time to visit this attraction you won't be disappointed.

Thank Michael C

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