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The Miner's Cottage, Charters Towers

(4.1/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
This is no ordinary museum! The cottage specializes in "hands-on" activities and has several experienced local characters to guide you through the restored dwelling. Popular with school groups and overseas visitors, the cottage has been operating in the "towers" for over 19 years. Real country hospitality, real alluvial gold to be found.
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  • Alan was so knowledgable about Gold detection and wants to pass it on to everyone. We had an awesome time panning for gold, also an amazing collection of items on show thank you  more »
  • Alan was fantastic!. the history and experience is wonderful. who would thinking panning for gold could be so much fun!  more »
  • What can I say about this place apart from YOU HAVE TO GO! Alan is a complete legend and so dedicated to the incredible gold rush history in Charters Towers and teaching people with his awesome knowle...  more »
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  • Great fun for the kids. I took my boys there and they loved panning for gold - they even scored a couple of gold flecks. Tony was great with the kids they loved his tales of years gone by, and especially his accordion rendition of twinkle twinkle.