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 .
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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