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Old Timers Mine, Coober Pedy
(4.5/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Explore how miners lived and worked during the opal mining times in early 1900s. As you walk through the cave and tunnels at Old Timers Mine, you will see old pick marks and even streaks of opal that have been left in the rocks. You can visit an underground house used by the miners that now displays a collection of opals and various artifacts from the mine's history. Outside, try your hand at the old manufacturing process with an interactive session using a pipe to filter the stones. The gift shop features polished opals and jewelry. Put Old Timers Mine at the forefront of your travel plans using our Coober Pedy trip itinerary planner.
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  • This tour takes you into an opal mine, underground, so hard hats, and headlights are provided. There is plenty to see, and learn along the way, on this self guided tour, with many places to stop and r...  more »
  • Our kids loved this place. Was a real eye opener for them to see underground and how people lived (and still live) 
  • This place was so good. Really friendly owner & staff. Interesting and wide range of exhibits, plus underground mine tour. I couldn't walk all round the mine, so my family did that & they let me in th...  more »
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  • We had a great time going thru the old mine everything was explained in literature...the museum was great...the underground home was amazing... The staff were very knowledgeable....and Fun!
  • Was really good kids loved digging for opals. The two guys at the counter very friendly and good with the kids. So worth stopping in for a look.
  • Real good experience, self guided tour was real good. the demonstration was a bit short but still informative
  • Great spot for kids! Worth a look at if your in town!
  • Wasn't too interesting for me. I like museums but this one should probably be visited with a tour-guide who can tell you more about the backgrounds of this mine. Prices are alright (15$ pp for an unguided tour).