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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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Need s couple of hours

Great experience, lots of hands on displays, shows how tough mining through the ages to the present... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb C
Inglewood, Australia
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Caravan holiday

As my wife and I were holidaying in the north of tas, we had always wanted to visit beaconsfield... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris E
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“mining history”(20 reviews)
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...more
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West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 1473
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as part of a tour group but other than the sadness of the mine disaster I found all the mine stuff a bit boring. Hats off to the volunteers who are obviously knowledgeable and very entertaining but I would never have chosen to visit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience, lots of hands on displays, shows how tough mining through the ages to the present is. We spent 3 hours guiding ourselves through all sections of the Heritage Centre. Plenty on display for all age groups.

Thank Deb C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As my wife and I were holidaying in the north of tas, we had always wanted to visit beaconsfield mine centre. Wow so glad we did, it was amazing, we took a leisurely 2.5hrs to take in all there was to see, and we were...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 12 August 2018

A true indication of just how difficult the miners worked to produce the gold. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the museum and tour and, particularly, of the nightmarish experience that Todd and Brant endured. A must see.

Thank MJ T
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Very well set out with lots to see, also interactive experiences, easy walking. Highly recommend a visit here

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Initially, we were just expecting a tour of the mine but this museum is so much more! Inside, you get to see historical technologies, vehicles and nostalgic artefacts of life from back in the day. Much of the museum is extremely hands-on, and we especially...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

After all the 2006 Beaconsfield exposure, it was really an interesting, informative and worthwhile experience to visit. Highly recommended.

Thank frankbevco
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at the layout of the museum which offers hands-on interaction with some of the mining equipment plus little pieces of nostalgia for those who can remember when these were in use as part of our modern day life. The museum covers...More

Thank Jinny57
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

A very interactive and interesting exhibit. Mining and settler history of the area. A lot of interactive things for the kids to have a go at.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Visited with a large group with teenagers who at first where not enthusiastic at all but once arrived and seen all the hands on exhibits and fantastic story everyone had a great day even kids well worth a visit.

Thank Paul J
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Von S
20 May 2016|
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Response from tamarvalleyTasmania | Property representative |
Hi. Tours of the Heritage Centre are self guided, we give you a map and a basic explanation and send you off to explore for yourself. Unfortunately there is no underground experience (for a variety of reasons) but there is... More