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“A hidden gem”

The Channel Heritage Centre
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Small-Group Tour from Hobart to Mt Wellington and Tahune AirWalk with Optional...
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Margate
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Canberra, Australia
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

At first glance this unassuming building could easily be overlooked, but once inside it is a virtual tardis of information. Brilliant displays, memorabilia, information and videos all set up in an interesting and appealing way to illustrate the history of the area and life in years gone by. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Free admission is a bunus.

Visited April 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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355 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“Well done!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Staffed by volunteers, this museum is full of memories of yesteryear. So many exhibits excellently and lovingly prepared and displayed. The lovely volunteers there during our visit imparted so much knowledge and information and it was obvious they loved what they did and were proud of their museum. Of particular interest to us was the incredible collection of photographic materials and cameras... just amazing!

Refreshments and bathroom facilities are available.

All for a coin donation, this museum is terrific and a credit to all connected with it.
Make sure you drop by for a look!

Visited April 2014
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London
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Channel Heritage Centre, Margate TAS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

To step back in time do the following:
1. Drive south through Margate (just past the township and on the left hand side)
2. Enter the Channel Heritage Centre (free entry) Open from 10-4 every day
3. Visit the many displays depicting life as it was
4. To recover from the journey, visit the Cafe for a well-earned cuppa and piece of delicious cake
5. Tell everyone you see of your journey

Visited July 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent local museum.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Short off the cuff visit. Great exhibits. Will have to go back for a proper look. Also great little coffee & local handmade crafts. Well done Ron, Phyll, & Kees.

Visited June 2013
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London
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“One visit is not enough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

There really is so much to see here. There's a real wealth of artefacts and information in depth. The recreated chapel, schoolroom and shop are excellent. I'm not sure about the room full of cameras - as far as I know there's no link between Kodak and the Channel - maybe this should have it's own museum somewhere else? That aside, the curators and those who donated objects, photos and information should be proud of themselves.

Visited January 2013
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