Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Beaconsfield

4.6
#6 of 65 in Museums in Tasmania
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. Plan your visit to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Beaconsfield itinerary planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We recently visited here with a young family. What a fabulous tribute to the mine and the town of Beaconsfield. Gorgeous old mine grounds we found it fascinating loved the fact that you could wander a...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This place has lots of interactive things for kids to touch and play with which kept them entertained throughout the whole way. They could even have a chance to pan for gold. The main mine sight was c...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We knew of this location because of the mine collapse in 2006. We thought we'd check the place out and ended up spending well over an hour there. It was extremely interesting and many of the old items...  more »
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  • Very informative. It was set out well with hands on areas. Great story about the mine rescue.
  • We stopped here by accident and was hesitant about going inside. But it turned out to be one of the most interesting museums we ever went into. It absolutely worth a visit!
  • Great for the family very hands on for kids. Something for everyone
  • Nice museum that covers the 1996 mine rescue. Some air conditioning upstairs in the exhibit would be excellent as it gets very hot.
  • A very touching experience to visit the place of such a terrible happening.

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