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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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Would give this more than 5 if I could!

We stopped in, with our three and five-year-olds, while staying in Low Head. We have read that it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Great day out!

There are plenty of interactive things for you to do, very hands on. Lots of different things to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jennie M
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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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All reviews interactive displays gold mining mining history gold mine mining disaster hands on activities triple pass great museum well worth the visit seahorse world and platypus couple of hours all ages gift shop on display self guided tour water wheel interesting place to visit
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped in, with our three and five-year-olds, while staying in Low Head. We have read that it was a great place with things for the kids to do. What we found far exceeded our expectations. For the entry price of $35 the four of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are plenty of interactive things for you to do, very hands on. Lots of different things to see not just the mine. The display are great. The only things I found that could be improved is the lower level cannot be accessible with a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennie M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wasn’t really looking forward to going, but once inside the visitor centre, paid the entrance fees and went on a journey back in time. Great range of antiques and artefacts from the past. Was fun watching my kids play with an old dial up phone!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ashdings11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is excellent. Very interactive for everyone. Lots of hands-on activities. Mine museum as well as general museum & also a museum of the 25th April 2006 mine accident. Many photo opportunities & lots of fun. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank familyvalue8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so pleased our teenage son talked us into going to this museum. It covers not only the history of the mine and famous accident but also an extensive range of everyday items from years gone by. It was the most interactive museum ever...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cossie2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an economical and interesting place to visit with ood history of recent beaconsfield mi disaster and local history on hospital orchards and communications etc. It is very economical for Tasmanians and tourists.Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 505crowie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Naturally people associate the Museum with the Mine Disaster, however there is so much more to see here. This place is full of historical exhibits and information, and for the older generations, a trip down memory lane. It is very well set out with lots...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent museum with lots of hands on items for kids. Very informative. Easy to get to from Launceston. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vidiam2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got our Tamar triple pass from the Launceston information centre. It was a tremendous saving. The Beaconsfield mine and heritage centre is informative with displays about life in the area and reports from the Beaconsfield mine disaster. Out of the three attractions, you will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 13 December 2018

A great spot to visit. Well set out with lots of respect. Could have spent a whole day. Go for the tri pass with the platypus centre and the seahorse centre.

Date of experience: December 2018
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21 January 2019|
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Response from scruffy0ne | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but my knowledge of the area is limited. It's a beautiful area and there were lots of people around the day we were there.
21 January 2019|
Response from Philip M | Reviewed this property |
Hello Wendy, I'm not from Beaconsfield, just visited for the day. So I can't comment on the tourism of the town. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Good luck.
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