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Moonta Mines Museum

151 Verran Tce | Moonta Mines, Moonta, South Australia 5558, Australia
+61 8 8825 1891
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Well worth a visit

This was a very impressive collection of the local mining history, everything well laid out and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AussieCloggi
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Australia
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Worth a visit

Very interesting, and great insite into the miners and their lives of years gone by. You get to... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Klaus S
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Richmond, Australia
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The museum is located in the former Moonta Mines Model School, erected in 1878. The school remained an active and important centre for the Moonta Mines community for ninety years and closed in 1968. The museum has 15 rooms and houses thematic displays on the Cornish miners' lifestyles - mining, lodges and friendly societies, sports and pastimes, death and hardship, extensive displays of costumes, china, silverware, photographs and memorabilia and a classroom furnished c.1900.
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151 Verran Tce | Moonta Mines, Moonta, South Australia 5558, Australia
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+61 8 8825 1891
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very impressive collection of the local mining history, everything well laid out and preserved and loaded with interesting information. Each room had a theme and every aspect of history covered. We were very impressed with this museum.

Thank AussieCloggi
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Very interesting, and great insite into the miners and their lives of years gone by. You get to see the conditions the miners had to work in, the schooling system back then for students and teachers, would raise a few eye brouse for present day...More

Thank Klaus S
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Found the price a little high at $8 for adults $6 would have been better and $4 for kids - but they do a picture hunt for the kids and they loved doing that - if you love your local history it would be a...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time visiting the Mines Museum. Highly recommend the train ride beforehand - then a visit to the museum and surrounds!

Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We highly reccomend taking the tourist train around the old mine. It was very busy over the easter period but the very knowledgeable volunteers made the experience brilliant. Best attraction on the copper coast.

Thank Jye K
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Gives a full perspective of the region and its history. The lady serving was very kind to let us role play in the classroom. Would recommend a visit.

Thank catness37911
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

It is worth a visit if one is interested in the histoy of the town and the minning industry. It is open only in afternoons.

Thank Silvana M
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely train ride around the Moonta mines area with an excellent guide/train driver full of information and delivering the history of the area in a humorous manner. Fully recommended

Thank Brad S
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

At the back of the museum car park you can get the tourist train that takes you about the old mine area. It is only $8 pp and free for pre schoolers. I really enjoyed it. Took about 50 mins which was enough with a...More

Thank andydownunder
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This was very enjoyable, interesting and informative all about the history of the copper mining in the area in the 1800's.

Thank Valarietom
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