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East Coast Heritage Museum

22 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
+61 3 6256 5066
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Dropped in for info which they have plenty of history from around the area, def with a visit. Also... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2018
Jodi L
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Some local history plus good advice.

We needed information to help us make beat use of our time in Swansea and got it from... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Rmbe2013
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Perth, Australia
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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22 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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+61 3 6256 5066
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for info which they have plenty of history from around the area, def with a visit. Also info/history on surrounding towns.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We needed information to help us make beat use of our time in Swansea and got it from Catherine. Interesting military and local history on show.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The museum is free, but requests donations. Many exhibits are related to the military, but my favorite was the old school classroom complete with a “properly” dressed teacher at the front.

Thank Richard M
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Maureen M, Curator at East Coast Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Pleased you liked out exhibitions and a trip down memory lane. Best wishes

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Zeehan on the west coast of Tasmania has the West Coast Heritage Museum and Swansea has the east coast version. However the east coast version is far smaller without the outdoor area with various equipment and is effectively just a few rooms of memorabilia tacked...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Great little museum. Lots of history of the people and the area. Very detailed. Great old schoolroom set up! Derek who works (or volunteers?) was quite knowledgeable and a king and interesting person to have a chat to while we were there. Gold coin donation...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

This is a nice little museum with local social and natural history. We enjoyed chatting with one of the volunteers about the town fathers and some of the historical houses around the area. It's free to enter and they have a spot for a coin...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

If visiting Swansea take a half an hour or so to connect with the amazing history of the district. Followup a visit with a visit to the local cemetery to really make these connections.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to view the towns history. They have the names of fallen and returned soldiers from the district, info about the families that settled the town, plus an old school room. Must visit. It gives an insight into the names of...More

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Maureen M, Curator at East Coast Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to local museum. Best wishes Maureen Martin Ferris

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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

We had a good introduction to the area and were talked through a lot of the history. It is also part of the information centre in Swansea so we picked up useful info and booked a tour of wine glass bay. It helped that they...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This appears to be an effort by locals to remember their history and I applaud their desire and their effort but really it needs some professional assistance. Love the fact that they are engaged in saving and recording the local history. They need our support...More

Thank David M
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