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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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Fantastic presentation

A wonderful insight into the history & life on the Copper Coast from the beginning. The original... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Country_girl00
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Pambula Beach, Australia
highly impressed

We went to see the Mining Museum in Moonta,What a very good museum,we looked at a lot of rooms,each... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ted F
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Geraldton, 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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“train ride” (22 reviews)
“copper mining” (6 reviews)
“sound system” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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 1 week ago

A wonderful insight into the history & life on the Copper Coast from the beginning. The original school building which houses the Museum is amazing, could have spent longer than the couple of hours we did.

Thank Country_girl00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the Mining Museum in Moonta,What a very good museum,we looked at a lot of rooms,each displaying a different part of the mine and the town,one room was set up as a shop from that time,to see the clothes that the women...More

Thank Ted F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum covers the miners, mainly Cornish and Welsh, and their families in their everyday working and domestic lives back to 150 years ago. Most items do relate to Moonta and the Copper Coast but I found the most attractive and brightest minerals on display...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Next to the museum, we could go on a train ride that took us around the area with the train driver giving a running commentary. The 7 and 11 year old enjoy the museum very much. They were given an activity sheet where they had...More

Thank MaybeLorna
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Tgus museum has a lit of items from the past. Including period clothing, school items and mining. I found it very interesting. You can also take a train ride of the mining areas around the museum

Thank meeke592013
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The tour of the mines area by train is good fun and the guides are knowledgable (though the sound system on the train isn't great). It takes about an hour, but includes a stop or two.

2  Thank Hansie13
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A great museum showcasing the history of Moonta and the copper mining of the past. Friendly knowledgeable volunteers. The train and lolly shop next door well worth a visit also

2  Thank Sue2525
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Had visited years ago and there's been a redevelopment of the museum since. Excellent exhibitions and it made the history of Moonta mines really come to life. Great exhibition for children. The train ride great fun as well.

2  Thank Mathilda J
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Moonta is an excellent holiday location. There is plenty of historical buildings all through the town, the train ride is good and there are plenty of cafes, bakeries and pubs to sit down at for a meal. The beach is good and is safe for...More

1  Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had a ball exploring the Moonta Mines. We walked through at our own pace and thoroughly enjoyed so much history. A great afternoon exploring.

1  Thank juliebrett
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