Volcanoes Discovery Centre

Volcanoes Discovery Centre, Penshurst: Hours, Address, Volcanoes Discovery Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Volcanoes Discovery Centre
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
A comprehensive and fascinating display of information about volcanoes in the region, around Australia and all over the world. We cater to school groups, from primary to seniors; and all other travelling groups, by appointment. Drop in from Wednesday to Friday 11am - 3pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm or book and visit on other days. We are also open during the school holidays, from 11am - 3pm. Tours of Mt Rouse and interesting talks about volcanoes can be provided. The centre also has information about the other tourist attractions in our region.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Abono
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions
A must see in the area
May 2021
This centre is a surprising gem in a picturesque town. I am a keen student of all things volcanic in Victoria, and this centre is excellent. It has plenty of well presented written and visual material, all pitched well at beginners and knowledgeable amateurs like me. It's a modern and well maintained set up. Go out of your way to see it - and also drive up nearby Mt Rouse, an extinct volcano with beautiful views, picnic spot and friendly kangaroos.
Written May 13, 2021
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,108 contributions
Impressive collection
Feb 2021 • Friends
With a friendly volunteer to introduce you to this collection of information about volcanoes, this is well worth a visit. They have interactive displays, videos, endless number of rocks, and lots of information about the area.
Written March 17, 2021
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Paul_n_Cris
Melbourne, Australia1,738 contributions
Great little place
Jan 2021 • Couples
This little centre certainly punches above its weight. For a little town, this is a top class information centre. Lots of information and you will be surprised how long you stay. The volunteers there love the place and it comes across in how they want to explain things to you. Do yourself a favour and take a break in your journey here.
Written January 24, 2021
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Homesometimes
Highton, Australia60 contributions
Volcanoes & Roacks
Mar 2020
The Volcanoes Discovery Centre is quite a surprise for such a small town. The displays are very good, with some of them being interactive. It provides an excellent overview of volcanoes, how they form, what causes them to erupt etc. in general and those in the south west of Victoria in particular. It is bigger than what it looks from the outside. It also includes a little bit about the history of Penshurst.
Written March 15, 2020
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KPlatypus
Melbourne, Australia53 contributions
Friendly volunteers!
Apr 2019 • Couples
The volunteers at Volcanoes Discovery Centre are a fabulous source of knowledge and enthusiasm for the local geology. The Centre contains lots of pictures, videos, rock samples and information about volcanoes in Australia and around the world. It is a great place to learn about volcanoes and then follow up your visit with a short drive to see the crater at nearby Mount Rouse.
Written April 26, 2019
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So glad that you enjoyed your visit. We're very proud of our little centre, completely run by volunteers. Our local volcanics is what makes this such a productive farming area.
Written April 27, 2019
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Ruth W
37 contributions
Totally awesome
Aug 2018 • Solo
This place has amazing videosof erupting volcanoes. It has good collections of rocks etc and friendly, knowledgeable volunteers. It is open a couple of days a week and is wheelchair accessible.
Written August 19, 2018
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Thanks for loving us Ruth. We're open 3 or 4 days a week and will open other days by request for groups.
Written August 20, 2018
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miekesfinds
Tahara Bridge17 contributions
Very intersting place to visit for young and old.
Jun 2018
This place gives you a good idea how volcanoes work en the area where it stands. It is not very big, but gives you heaps of information. There is a special story for kids of how a rock that lived deep in the earth, ended on a dry stone wall.There is also a disply of rocks and different stones. Cost is $15 for a family. Well worth the money.
Written July 10, 2018
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Thanks for your visit and pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.
Written July 12, 2018
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RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
Helpful and informative
May 2018 • Couples
Hadn't realised before entering the Centre how prolific volcanoes were/are in this area. Living under one in Queensland, I am now fascinated by their shapes and history. The team here are incredibly helpful
Written May 30, 2018
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It's great to learn about our amazing land. I hope you look at it all a little differently now. Thanks for reviewing us.
Written July 12, 2018
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Lee M
Broome, Australia27 contributions
A little learning before latte
May 2018 • Friends
We were greeted on a grey Saturday afternoon by a very welcoming attendant who took a few minutes to brief us on the history of the builing as well as give us info about volcanoes.
The information was simple and well presented and certainly allowed us to better understand the landscape we are travelling through.
The centre was interesting for all ages.
Written May 20, 2018
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Jill M
Really glad that you liked us Lee M. We hope that you learnt something new and love our many volcanoes almost as much as we do. Thanks for your visit.
Written May 21, 2018
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sralls
Singapore, Singapore415 contributions
Gem of a find
Dec 2017 • Family
What a great find, on the off chance we went in to pass some time and break up the drive with the kids in the car. Although it is a small place we all had a great time looking though it. The whole experience was great with than excellent explanation given by the person manning the front counter that brought the whole place alive for the kids.
Written December 1, 2017
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Jill M
So pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We think we're a great place for both adults and children, something for everyone to learn.
Written May 4, 2018
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Volcanoes Discovery Centre is open:
  • Wed - Fri 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM