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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

114 Main St, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
+61 3 6471 6225
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Amazing place

This place told loudly with the pictures and buildings. That's on old time this place so many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vehok
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Batu, Indonesia
via mobile
Outstanding

Dropped in for a quick visit expecting a small town experience, but found an extensive and well... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
cafeculture225
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Launceston, Australia
via mobile
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“court house” (12 reviews)
“gaiety theatre” (38 reviews)
“mining history” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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114 Main St, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
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+61 3 6471 6225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place told loudly with the pictures and buildings. That's on old time this place so many worker who worked at this place. This place nice to be explored and good to show to our next generation so they know how this place growths.

Thank vehok
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our business. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick visit expecting a small town experience, but found an extensive and well documented historical museum. Only had an hour to spend but could have stayed a day. Well set out and with wonderful exhibits... well worth a visit.

Thank cafeculture225
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thank you for your review of our museum. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I've been to many museums in my time, but this place is now at the top of my list. Excellent displayed informative and fun. Even if you're not into mining or history you will something that in peaks your interest.

Thank Catherine B
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your review of our business. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and that we top your list of museums.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

This museum has a huge amount to offer. Multiple levels of local history displays, outside exhibits with blacksmith, police station, gaity theatre, masons lodge, historic cars etc etc. There are amazing rocks and mineral displays and a great simulated underground mine shaft and video. Well...More

Thank chris w
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for the review of our business. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us. Unfortunately there is no current access to the first floor and we have yet to find a solution that is functional and affordable for...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We ended up there because it we were visiting the West coast, it was a rainy day and we had nothing else to do. Initially I thought the entry fee was a little steep however changed my mind when I saw how big and interesting...More

Thank jlw1810
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for your review of our business. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you thought that our entrance fees was worthwhile for the amount of interesting exhibits on offer. Thanks again.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This museum has lots of mining memorabilia, as well as a few local buildings to explore. There are plenty of mineral samples and we saw some stuff we haven't seen elsewhere - for instance a blue print machine.

Thank Meredith S
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your review of our business. It's great to see appreciation for the more unique items we have displayed. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Well worth it, very interesting about the minerals and mining on the west coast, and the way of life on the west coast, could of spent a whole day there, highly recommend a visit

Thank Ricky E
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for your review of our business. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Centre.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Recently visited the West Coast Heritage Centre while driving through Zeehan. It is well worth a visit. Admission was $25 for 1 adult which I thought was reasonable price considering the size of the museum and 30 exhibits and it’s a not for profit organisation...More

Thank Goldcoastfan
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your wonderful and comprehensive review of our business. We are overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Centre. There certainly is a lot to see!

Reviewed 6 May 2017

The West Coast Heritage Centre is amazing with displays ranging from old mining exhibits to old steam train displays. It has an old mine tunnel running under the building which visitors can access. It has displays of a blacksmith's work area as well as old...More

Thank Phil W
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of our business. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

A very comprehensive museum but it was expensive for a family. $55 for a family is alot to spend when the kids attention span can only take in so much. Places like this should be encouraging families to enter and learn, not turn them away...More

Thank SSKE2014
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for your review of our business. As a not-for-profit organisation we strive to keep costs as low as possible while still maintaining such a large complex. We also strive to keep our family rate as low as possible. The current rate adds only...More

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