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A great spot to visit. Well set out with lots of respect. Could have spent a whole day. Go for the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
scruffy0ne
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Perth, Australia
A tear shedding experience, but well worth it.

After hearing of the terrible accident that unfolded at Beaconsfield Mine, but with a mostly happy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
modeltmitch
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Taree, Australia
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All reviews interactive displays gold mining mining history gold mine mining disaster hands on activities great museum well worth the visit triple pass seahorse world and platypus couple of hours all ages gift shop on display self guided tour water wheel allow plenty of time
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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 even showed how people lived here in Beaconsfield.

One day, the town heard rumbling. It was an earthquake! 2.3 Richter scale.

Three miners were stuck. These three miners were in the dark for 14 days and no food. People all over town started to pray for those miners. They were stuck and could not move at all.

The youngest boy of Liam asked a rescuer: “Can you please save my dad.” That gave encouragement to make this wish possible.

They were saved. it was hard, but they survived.

Eventually the gold mine was stopped in 1914. There is still lots of gold here. However, no one wants to look for it any longer.

We were able to visit everywhere in this industry. Many of the dwellings of the mine had been destroyed.

I learned a lot here and I liked the people at the counter. They were super nice.

What a great attraction to enjoy.

Worthwhile to see! I certainly liked it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robby G C
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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
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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 easily have stayed longer.
As far as heritage centres go.. it is a credit to those who run it

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Visited the Centre to find about the mine collapse tragedy, and learnt so much more. There is so much history and interactive displays for all the family. Make sure you have plenty of time, because you can easily spend the whole day here. Also purchased the Tamar Triple Pass. Both the other attractions as also well worth it. Playtpus House and Seahorse World also well worth a visit. We did all three in one day but it was very rushed.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AnnieFamily98
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Planned to go to this museum on this trip to Tasmania and I was glad I did. Magnificently presented museum with informative people all willing to tell stories about the place.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Judi M
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