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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

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Address: 114 Main Street, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6471 6225
Today
10:00 - 16:30
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Hours:
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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An amazing museum

This museum is a real surprise. At first glance the entry fee seems a little high but don't let that deter you. The displays seem endless and the movie theatre playing 'Jeweled... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
JaneABCCD
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Broome
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So disappointed An entry fee of $25 .. For real Travelled down west with my besties as our families are both from Zeehan. All excited to go to the museum that we would go to as kids - and see this amazing museum. My grandfathers mining clothes are on the modle man pushing a cart of minerals. Also various history... More 

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

The West Coast Heritage Centre is a not for profit organisation that strives to keep entry fees at a reasonable price while preserving the West Coast’s history, heritage and culture for not only this generation but for future generations. Unfortunately maintaining heritage structures and the history contained within them requires considerable maintenance and upkeep, which without the revenue from door... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a real surprise. At first glance the entry fee seems a little high but don't let that deter you. The displays seem endless and the movie theatre playing 'Jeweled Nights' was fascinating. This and the Galley Museum in Queenstown are great educators about life on the beautiful and rugged West Coast. The staff were friendly and welcoming.... More 

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

Thank you for the review of our business. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The term 'don't judge a book by it's cover' is definitely applicable here, doesn't look like much from the street but once you walk in the front door you're greeted with hours of well planned out and interesting historical information. Really recommend it for all ages and the theatre is a personal highlight!

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

Thank you for your review of our business. The front of the building can be deceiving as the Centre comprises the whole row of historic buildings. More 

Essendon, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in to Zeehan expecting this centre to be closed and were pleasantly surprised it was open. A great series of museum and local history. Loved the Freemasons' historical display and the collection of gemstones was amazing. Look out for the fluorescent gemstone case - amazing! Tickets reasonable - family price includes up to 5 kids. Gift shop has... More 

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

Thank you for the review of our business. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 3 hours wandering through this museum. There was so much more than we thought. A magnificent geology display, historical photos and memorabilia, machinery and equipment as well as being able to wander through the old police station and court house and the beautifully restored Gaity Theatre We were surprised to be able to view and hear about... More 

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1 Thank Lynette M
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our business. There is certainly a lot to see here at the Centre. Your comments on additional seating and fencing will be used to improve our visitor experience in the future. Thanks again for your review. More 

Balmoral, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to visit this museum by the tourist information office in Launceston. A little uncertain when we pulled up and the entry fee was more than we were expecting. But what a find. So much history and quite well presented. Some of the displays need to be updated a little but a great experience. Unfortunately we were pushed... More 

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

Thank you for the review of our business. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you found our staff to be helpful and passionate. 3 hours is a great length for a visit, but we agree that you need more. Thanks again for your review. More 

Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The town of Zeehan is a pleasant surprise and we made a stop there recently to see what we could see. The West Coast Heritage Centre is much hyped so we bought into the hype and were rewarded with a very pleasant museum experience. The displays and exhibits are excellent, don’t be turned off by the entrance fee which does... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our business. We are happy to hear that your experience with us was a pleasant one and that you found the benefits that come with the entry were worth it. Thanks again. More 

Perth Australia
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253 reviews
185 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Zeehan, a sometime mining town is tucked in the middle of rugged mountain ranges and natural forest, which foolhardy people get lost in. It’s just so remote; there are lots of little spots that were at one time or another thriving mining communities, now most of them are just memories or best a petrol station come general store. Zeehan somehow... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of the Centre. You have provided a detailed and comprehensive review of our business which will be a great resource for our future visitors. Thanks again. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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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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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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 

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