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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 1473
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold mining” (12 reviews)
“mining history” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION
West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
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+61 3 6383 1473
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"interactive displays"
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"gold mining"
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"mining history"
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"gold mine"
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"mining disaster"
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"hands on activities"
in 10 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 25 reviews
"great museum"
in 14 reviews
"triple pass"
in 20 reviews
"seahorse world and platypus"
in 11 reviews
"all ages"
in 22 reviews
"gift shop"
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"couple of hours"
in 18 reviews
"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday

We had been here before but prior to the mine disaster and closure of the mine. The new interpretive centre is excellent. There is a lot to see and the interactive areas are interesting for adults as well as children. It was fabulous to see...More

Thank Judy J
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this centre very informative and interesting. The mine disaster was very well documented and presented and found it emotional. The town showed the world how to come together and support each other. Well worth the drive there to see this.

Thank MargaretW858
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beaconsfield mine is famous for the tragic accident and amazing rescue a few years ago but the centre covers much more than that. (it covers the tragedy well too) . There is lots to see from a plaque celebrating the first water fluoride treatment plant...More

Thank Russell M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a special trip to Beaconsfield. The extensive display of the collapse was very moving and informative; however it's a great museum from the aspect of mining in general. There are lots of interactive exhibits which keep both kids and adults amused. The mine...More

Thank David F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is full of history & extremely interesting alot of information indoors & outdoors as well great for families well worth a visit

Thank Trish S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having heard so much about the tragic mine collapse, was interested in seeing through the heritage centre. Found it much larger than expected. All the displays were very informative but you certainly need time to wander through it. The news footage of the tragedy was...More

Thank Maureen S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were amazed at how much information this centre held, not only on the Beaconsfield mine collapse but also on the history of the town and the mine, there was lots of interactive things for the kids to do.

Thank Saminda E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Mim L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Von S
20 May 2016|
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Response from tamarvalleyTasmania | Property representative |
Hi. Tours of the Heritage Centre are self guided, we give you a map and a basic explanation and send you off to explore for yourself. Unfortunately there is no underground experience (for a variety of reasons) but there is... More
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