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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

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Address: West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6383 1473
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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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.

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Very interesting centre

Had a very interesting look around the centre with a very good museum. The mine collapse was very well done and showed you just how confined the 2 lucky miners were. It also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
joellenf910
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a very interesting look around the centre with a very good museum. The mine collapse was very well done and showed you just how confined the 2 lucky miners were. It also described the rescue mission in detail. Unfortunately the recent collapse of the mine shaft prevented us from viewing the actual shaft, but nevertheless, it is definitely worth... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum does not only re-visit the mining disaster that captured a Nation over 10 years ago, but includes many fascinating displays and hands-on working exhibits of interest to all ages. There were a number of children present during our visit and they had heaps of fun starting the waterwheel and pulling the mining carts loaded with rubble. It seems... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and her best friend and they loved the experience. I have been involved in mining for years so the main thing that interested me was the event that brought this mine to the attention of the world. There was more than enough information to satisfy my curiosity. My travelling companions however were extremely impressed by the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, the main attaraction was the mine collapse and rescue from a few years agao. For the boys, they loved the museum, especially with all the telephone equipment

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Thank Craig W
Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good attraction with great history and a very interesting museum that follows the mine up to the events that most people would know about. Worth taking the time to visit this attraction you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Michael C
Kilmore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit this centre and we were delightfully surprised with how much there is to see. It was full of informative things to see and interactive things to do. Would allow 2 hours here as there is quite a bit to see. The staff were very friendly too.

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Thank Mary F
Wingham
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Time slips away quickly as there is so much of interest to see of the mining history and of the rescue in 2006. Great display of community spirit

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Thank Sue A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, wow, and more wow. Truly a credit to the people of Tasmania. This is a place to meander through and absorb and feel every bit of a time gone by and to experience so many wonderful pieces of history. It also enables you to understand " a fraction" of the horrific terror of the Beaconsfield Mine , but also... More 

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Thank Sarah C
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic place to visit for 30 minutes or 2+ hours. It covers Tasmania's mining and history brilliantly with interactive displays that you can use and get a 'feel' for how things were done back in the day. There is so much history from Tasmania's early apple harvesting/packing days to Gold mining here that you can easily spend hours... More 

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Thank Pete W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a look while in Launceston area and it is easy to find and access. The man at the desk was very nice and explained where to go on the map he gave us. Was $12 for an adult, maybe because it was the long weekend.. But it's says it's $15 on the signs which is still... More 

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