We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6383 1473
Website
Today
09:30 - 16:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Description:

Come and play with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley,...

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, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for. Suitable for all ages, open 7 days.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$83.23*
and up
Tasmania Sightseeing Pass: See Tasmania Card
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 400 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 281
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Tourist

The best display I have encountered. It was comprehensive, fun, interactive and endlessly fascinating. We spent about 3 hours there looking at all the exhibits on display.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Christine C
,
Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

400 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 397: English reviews
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best display I have encountered. It was comprehensive, fun, interactive and endlessly fascinating. We spent about 3 hours there looking at all the exhibits on display.

Helpful?
Thank Christine C
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was raining all day so we decoy to spend a few hours here. It was very interesting especially if you heard a story about two guys trapped in the mine for two weeks in 2016. Non operational but you can visit and get some idea of what it was like before they closed. Good place to visit if you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jiro O
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Both hubbie and I enjoyed this tour very much. Very interactive, and a whole lot more than we expected. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Helpful?
Thank johil74
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nice suprise. Good value for money. The exhibit about the rescued miners is the highlight..........................

Helpful?
Thank Daffy D
Ipswich, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Emotions could run high - death and men trapped in a space you wouldn't put suitcases in for 2 weeks. I recall the news coverage but the well laid out museum displays take you into some of the rescuers mindsets during the ordeal. The old mine ruins and relics are an eye opening view into the highly innovative mining techniques... More 

Helpful?
Thank Matt-mcleish
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit. The display especially about the 2006 mine disaster is very interesting. Well worth the trip

Helpful?
Thank Noeline B
Mareeba, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting trip back into the past to learn more about the mining history of Beaconsfield. Also a very touching display on the incredible story of two miners Todd Russell & Brant Webb who survived being trapped underground and we must not forget Larry Knight who lost his life in this tragedy. Kids will also enjoy the display... More 

Helpful?
Thank Grumpyoldman101
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised by how much my whole family enjoyed the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. We learnt so much, it is very well set out and you can do the hands on learning around the centre which makes it even better.

Helpful?
Thank Traveler_PJ
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very extensive and would be of great interest to those who have an appreciation for mining. If not for the 2006 mine disaster, I don't think the museum would be as well patronised. But luckily the amazing story of how two trapped men were rescued definitely lifts this attraction and the town to another level and deserves... More 

Helpful?
Thank Draganotz
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot rate this place highly enough. We got it as part of the Tamar Triple Pass, great value - but allow yourself more time to take in everything this museum has to offer! All the details from the tragic mine collapse in 2006, and then much more on the history of mining in small town Tassie - including amazing machinery... More 

Helpful?
Thank sreyemlk

Travellers who viewed Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre also viewed

Launceston, Tasmania
Beauty Point, Tasmania
 
Launceston, Tasmania
 

Been to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
8 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?