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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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Very interesting

We found this centre very informative and interesting. The mine disaster was very well documented... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Adelaide, Australia
A lot to see and learn about

Beaconsfield mine is famous for the tragic accident and amazing rescue a few years ago but the... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Russell M
Adelaide, Australia
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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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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We found this centre very informative and interesting. The mine disaster was very well documented and presented and found it emotional. The town showed the world how to come together and support each other. Well worth the drive there to see this.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MargaretW858
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Beaconsfield mine is famous for the tragic accident and amazing rescue a few years ago but the centre covers much more than that. (it covers the tragedy well too) . There is lots to see from a plaque celebrating the first water fluoride treatment plant...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We made a special trip to Beaconsfield. The extensive display of the collapse was very moving and informative; however it's a great museum from the aspect of mining in general. There are lots of interactive exhibits which keep both kids and adults amused. The mine...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David F
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This museum is full of history & extremely interesting alot of information indoors & outdoors as well great for families well worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Trish S
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Having heard so much about the tragic mine collapse, was interested in seeing through the heritage centre. Found it much larger than expected. All the displays were very informative but you certainly need time to wander through it. The news footage of the tragedy was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We were amazed at how much information this centre held, not only on the Beaconsfield mine collapse but also on the history of the town and the mine, there was lots of interactive things for the kids to do.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank samindae
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We found the videos and historic footage of the mine collapse to be the most interesting of all the displays at the Beaconsfield mine. We took a moment to sit on the seats and watch the news footage of the disaster as it unfolded all...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mim L
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Beaconsfield used to be a farming community, until gold was found in 1877. Overnight the town started to grow. It became the third biggest town in all of Tasmania. It was quite interesting to see how they captured gold. It was a great undertaking. They...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We visted on the 12th anniversary, very interesting afternoon, I remember living through all this via TV all those years ago. Very interesting history of the area and mining ruins as well. The interactive exhibits were great

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Julie P
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting walk through the past. It also offers a good opportunity to sit and reflect on the events of 2006. It is a very well thought out space with lots of stuff to look at. We spent 2 hours here and could...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Angela B
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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