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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

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Address: 114 Main St, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6471 6225
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Established in 1963 the West Coast Heritage Centre Zeehan has continued to...

Established in 1963 the West Coast Heritage Centre Zeehan has continued to grow and offers visitors a comprehensive experience and understanding of the history, heritage and culture of the Tasmanian West Coast. Visitors can experience everything from an Edwardian picture show in the historic Gaiety Theatre to the modern day underground mine simulation as part of their visit. The galleries and exhibits highlight the efforts of the pioneers', both men, women and children who carved an existence from the remote wilderness in search of Tasmanian mineral wealth and developed the region as we know it today.

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Good local museum

When we paid our entrance fee this seemed expensive - but once inside we realised what a lot there was to see - both relating to the mining institute and local history. Hard to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we paid our entrance fee this seemed expensive - but once inside we realised what a lot there was to see - both relating to the mining institute and local history. Hard to pick out favourites - but some of the minerals - some of the mining photos - and definitely the theatre building - a real gem

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Thank Madalyn H
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Centre. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. There certainly is a large range of exhibits and buildings that make up the Centre. More 

Moruya, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews I was expecting far more than what there is. There are only so many grainy black and white photos you can see before boredom sets in. When we got to the outside displays I was disappointed to find that most of the pieces of equipment had little if any information about them, it was as if... More 

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our business. We are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was not an enjoyable one. Your comments will be used to improve our services and the visitor experience for the future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a very interesting and well put together museum. Great examples of rocks from the area and elsewhere amongst other related things to mining. Both indoor and outdoor displays including the magical Gaiety theatre are first rate. Even a room dedicated to the Masons! Not much else to do around Zeehan so pack a lunch as we couldn't find... More 

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of the Centre. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and the variety of our exhibits. More 

Strahan, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I recently went to zeehan in Tasmania and thought i would like to look through the museum as my husband really likes old trains. We got to the door and saw the entry fee was $25. Per person. I felt this was a little expensive due to all the other costs associated with this holiday. We gave it a miss

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Thank Karen G
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on our entry fees. The Centre is a not for profit organisation that strives to keep costs at an affordable price for our visitors. The Centre consists of the whole row of historic buildings from the Zeehan School of Mines along to the Gaiety Theatre Grand Hotel, as well as additional buildings in the yard... More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This centre was incredible - there was something to represent everywhere around the area - mining, hospitals, transport, trains, minerals, photography, war, you name it, it was there! We spent near on two hours there as there was so much to see!! you come away from there knowing so much! It is really well placed together and laid out, easy... More 

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our business. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us and that you were able to spend a good amount of time to see all of our wonderful exhibits. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was a favourite visit. So many exhibits, all well restored and the Gaiety Theatre was stunning. The shop is good too so allow time to have a browse.

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Centre. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time and we certainly agree the Gaiety Theatre is stunning. Again, thank you for your review of West Coast Heritage Centre. More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Plenty of interesting things to see here a sensational display & very informative. There are lots of historical pieces with accurate descriptions that are both interesting & educational, the mineral display is second to none. The Heritage Centre represents the history of the area particularly the mining industry. Maps are great & being self paced you can spend as much... More 

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our business, we are glad that you have enjoyed your visit with us. We truly believe that there is something of interest for everyone. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This museum was very well set out and informative. There was provision to experience working conditions in the past and well worth spending some time there.

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope that it has enhanced your experience of our beautiful region. More 

Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best collection of history I have been to. Many photos from the past anf fantastic displays tracing the history of mining in the area. Not to be missed. Allow around 2 hours at least to do it justice.

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We agree that the Centre is definitely not to be missed. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were blown away by this place. So meticulously looked after and offering so much history. You could spend the whole day easily. Being a Broken Hill girl use to the mining culture, the displays of minerals and photos were just wonderful, not to mention the theatre - what a surprise that was! It's an absolute credit to the people... More 

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Thank Sally A
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Being from a mining town you would have a good understanding of mining and the artefacts we have on display. Its great to hear you loved our collections and the Gaiety Theatre. Thanks again for your review. More 

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