Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Beaconsfield

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Discover the rich history of the area at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, which houses a collection of over 10,000 items relating to the mining industry, which has played an important role in this part of Tasmania for many decades. At this location you see a number of permanent exhibits, narrating the story of heroic mine rescues that have occurred in the area. The site includes a replica of the underground mining environment, which introduces visitors to the cramped and often dangerous spaces accessed by local miners. Hands-on displays entertain and educate visitors of all ages, with lots of buttons to push, handles to pull, and tunnels to crawl into. Arrange to visit Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and other attractions in Beaconsfield using our Beaconsfield trip planner.
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  • The centre showcases the remnants of the mine, history and the tragedy of the mine. In addition relics of the area are displayed- apple sorting machine, miners hut, a water wheel and so much more... 
    The centre showcases the remnants of the mine, history and the tragedy of the mine. In addition relics of the area are displayed- apple sorting machine, miners hut, a water wheel and so much more...  more »
  • As many have mentioned before, this is well worth a visit. The self guided tour is interesting. The volunteer staff were friendly and lovely. I’m glad this old mine was preserved. 
    As many have mentioned before, this is well worth a visit. The self guided tour is interesting. The volunteer staff were friendly and lovely. I’m glad this old mine was preserved.  more »
  • Have to plan a return visit here and other attractions in the State. We simply didn't allow enough time on our schedule to see all that the Centre has to offer, we just scratched the surface indoors.....  more
    Have to plan a return visit here and other attractions in the State. We simply didn't allow enough time on our schedule to see all that the Centre has to offer, we just scratched the surface indoors.....  more »
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. So much informative detail regarding the Beaconsfield mine incident, with wonderful exhibits to really understand how amazing the whole mine collapse was handled by the miners, rescuers and all other parties involved.So many other interesting exhibits to see. Would recommend a visit
  • Amazing story of survival amidst tragedy. Appreciate the history and sombre experience but well worth the visit. Pay my respects to the minors, their contribution to making Australian great and their risk and sacrifice in doing so.
  • Was a great morning here and lots of history. I did feel the area that was set aside for the mine rescue had a feel of sadness. Yes one person died but two survived it should have felt that way.
  • Very enjoyable and interesting. Some great history on the local area along with a detailed guise to the mine collapse which happened in 2006. Wellworth looking at.
  • Great place to visit.lots of history. Great gift shop. Definitely worth doing the walk through the mine. How things worked back in the day.

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