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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 1473
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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, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for. Suitable for all ages, open 7 days.
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  • Average3%
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West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 1473
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The main interest here is obviously the mine collapse . It is a sobering place. To read about what happened and the rescue efforts was very touching as it was to read about the guy that perished . It is well worth the visit .

Thank rhinoman62
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very interesting interactive attraction, well worth visiting. Reading and seeing the story behind the mine rescue all those years ago was worth the visit alone.

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit & I would highly recommend it to anyone touring Tassie to definitely go there! Lots of amazing history 👍🏼👍🏼

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was much more than we expected. The museum is modern, large, well set-out and has a wide range of things to view. Of particular interest and is also emotive is the mining disaster of 2006 which is portrayed through photos, videos and artefacts from...More

Thank lejog2009
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a rainy windy day, the staff were pleasant and inviting. The centre is well payed out and the displays are informative and interesting. Excellent value for money and my wife and I could help but be emotional about the recovery of trapped...More

Thank 12821Kingy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mum dragged us all into this place and we thought it would be awful. Turned out, it wasn't as boring as we thought! There's an awesome full sized water wheel that you can control with a button. It starts big hammers crushing rocks and it...More

Thank Michaela_Patel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in when touring the valley. We did this tour in combination with the Seahorse and Platypus House. Interesting story about the cave in and rescue. History of gold mining along with equipment are shown in very nice displays. We enjoyed.

Thank runner24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 11 and 8 year olds had a great time with all the hands on activities and lots of information for adults too. My kids had a ball playing with the old phones, calling each other and using the switchboard. Gold panning opportunity and other...More

Thank cagsSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a couple of weeks back in 2006 the name of the small gold mining town of Beaconsfield made headline news around the world as attempts were made to free miners trapped below ground. The museum has a moving account and memorabilia about the rescue,...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was 0 deg when we arrived driving out of the ship Not to far from the docking point ( would recommend to have breakfast at the café near the ship ) when we arrived in Beaconsfield it was just after 7 am we went...More

Thank dillon022
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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