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The Miner's Cottage, Charters Towers

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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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  • We thoroughly enjoyed The Miner's Cottage in May 2017. The enthusiasm of Alan for the history of the area was infectious. Finding gold during our gold panning lesson was encouragement enough for us to...  more »
  • Want to learn how to pan for gold? Would you like to be challenged by interesting gizmos? Would you enjoy a venue crammed with mining memorabilia? Then the Miners' cottage and its collection ticks all...  more »
  • Wonderful to watch the School children pan for gold and also 4 young French backpackers the squeals of delight were fun when little specks of gold were found, Allen was so willing to show various exhi...  more »
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  • What a great place this little gem was! Allan was a great tour guide and new a lot of local history. He helped me with some research that I needed and I am very grateful. He takes bookings only unless he's there already. $10 pp was an absolute bargain. Thanks mate for keeping the history alive.
  • 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.

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