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“Well worth a visit”

Underground Hospital and Museum
Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in Mount Isa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

An absolutely fascinating look at how a hospital was set up to cope with casualties in the event of war. The fact that it remained forgotten for years is why it survives today almost in tact.
Go see it.

3  Thank Clareville251
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Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Whilst this is an interesting attraction, restored by enthusiasts, I feel that we made a decision to enter the hospital based on false information. The current "Mt Isa Tourist Guide" states there is a "Tour duration of approximately one hour", however, no such thing occurred on the day we arrived at the advertised time of 1.00pm. I understand situations can change after a brochure is printed, however there was a woman at the entrance to the museum who also told us there was an impending tour. Based on this false information and after viewing the prices ($30 for 2 adults) we paid to enter. She then told us
where to walk for the NON EXISTENT TOUR. I say this, because "the guide" merely sat on a chair at the entrance to the hospital, stating what was in each of the three arms or so of the Hospital/ tunnels. This took WAY LESS THAN 5 MINUTES and was basically a set of simple directions. Adding to my disappointment and feeling that this tourist attraction had been misrepresented, was the fact that I later learned this "guide" actually knew a great deal, which he had chosen not to share. Our money was taken under false pretences. (Perhaps the woman did not know the guide was not doing his job at all.)

2  Thank DawnMarg
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Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Whilst this is an interesting attraction, restored by enthusiasts, I feel that we made a decision to enter the hospital based on false information. The current "Mt Isa Tourist Guide" states there is a "Tour duration of approximately one hour", however, no such thing occurred on the day we arrived at the advertised time of 1.00pm. I understand situations can change after a brochure is printed, however there was a woman at the entrance to the museum who also told us there was an impending tour. Based on this false information and after viewing the prices ($30 for 2 adults) we paid to enter. She then told us
where to walk for the NON EXISTENT TOUR. I say this, because "the guide" merely sat on a chair at the entrance to the hospital, stating what was in each of the three arms or so of the Hospital/ tunnels. This took WAY LESS THAN 5 MINUTES and was basically a set of simple directions. Adding to my disappointment and feeling that this tourist attraction had been misrepresented, was the fact that I later learned this "guide" actually knew a great deal, which he had chosen not to share. Our money was taken under false pretences. (Perhaps the woman did not know the guide was not doing his job at all.)

1  Thank DawnMarg
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