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“Lots to see”

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Owner description: 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, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for. Suitable for all ages, open 7 days.
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 those years ago.
A lot of theother displays were a bit tedious but all in all was worth the time to visit there.

Thank Mim L
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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.

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

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

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.

Thank AnnieFamily98
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