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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

114 Main St, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
+61 3 6471 6225
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What a Gem

Fellow traveller on the Green River Cruise said it was a must to visit. How right she was. Took... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kenbpfell
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York
So much to see

The main emphasis is on the mines and the minerals which are present in the area. This is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KBofLB
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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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Established in 1963 the West Coast Heritage Centre Zeehan has continued to grow and offers visitors a comprehensive experience and understanding of the history, heritage and culture of the Tasmanian West Coast. Visitors can experience everything from an Edwardian picture show in the historic Gaiety Theatre to the modern day underground mine simulation as part of their visit. The galleries and exhibits highlight the efforts of the pioneers', both men, women and children who carved an existence from the remote wilderness in search of Tasmanian mineral wealth and developed the region as we know it today.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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114 Main St, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
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114 Main St, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
+61 3 6471 6225
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Reviewed yesterday

Fellow traveller on the Green River Cruise said it was a must to visit. How right she was. Took over 2 hours to look at most of the exhibits. Could of taken more. Unusually the museum met both our needs. I am an ex-metallurgist and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main emphasis is on the mines and the minerals which are present in the area. This is understandable given that it is housed in the old School of Mines. there is also a 'simulated' mine display. As if this was not enough, there are...More

Thank KBofLB
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our business. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing collection is housed in the old School of Mines building and includes items from all over the West Coast of Tasmania. With the mines now becoming more automated these areas and towns are becoming less populated as work dries up. Museums like this...More

Thank Tony W
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our business, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 5 December 2017

We spent about three hours here and probably only touched the surface. This is an extremely well kept facility. It consists of several buildings such as a picture theatre, police station/court house, a post office, School of Mines, a few shops plus outdoor displays.. The...More

Thank Mike M
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you for your review of our business! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Must be one of the best and most diverse museums in Australia. So much to see, from great old photos of various west coast towns to an underground mining simulation, access to an amazing old theatre, a world class mineral display and so much more....More

Thank Darryl B
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you for your review of our business. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

What a super museum. The building originally housed the Zeehan School of Mines and Metallurgy and this is the source of some of the major collections. Of huge interest to anyone with a background in geology or engineering it is still fascinating for the lay...More

Thank Nick99
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for your review of our business. The museum certainly is extensive. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Zeehan as a town ain’t pretty but this Museaum is the best we have seen in tassy It’s huge spanning a few buildings including the old cinema a couple of cars , blacksmith shop you name it Photo display on the third floor is really...More

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review our business. There certainly is a lot to see throughout the centre, and we are overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This place told loudly with the pictures and buildings. That's on old time this place so many worker who worked at this place. This place nice to be explored and good to show to our next generation so they know how this place growths.

Thank vehok
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for your review of our business. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick visit expecting a small town experience, but found an extensive and well documented historical museum. Only had an hour to spend but could have stayed a day. Well set out and with wonderful exhibits... well worth a visit.

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you for your review of our museum. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I've been to many museums in my time, but this place is now at the top of my list. Excellent displayed informative and fun. Even if you're not into mining or history you will something that in peaks your interest.

1  Thank Catherine B
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your review of our business. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and that we top your list of museums.

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