Moonta Mines Museum, Moonta

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  • This was a very impressive collection of the local mining history, everything well laid out and preserved and loaded with interesting information. Each room had a theme and every aspect of history cov...  more »
  • Very interesting, and great insite into the miners and their lives of years gone by. You get to see the conditions the miners had to work in, the schooling system back then for students and teachers, ...  more »
  • Found the price a little high at $8 for adults $6 would have been better and $4 for kids - but they do a picture hunt for the kids and they loved doing that - if you love your local history it would b...  more »
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  • The Moonta Mines Museum and the Moonta Tourist Train go hand in hand if you want to learn about Moonta's past. Both the museum and the tourist train are adjacent to each other approximately 1km from the town centre. It's a fascinating history based on the discovery of copper and the influx of Cornish immigration in the 1800s. We found that a visit to the museum prior to doing the rail trip is the best way to understand what you will see during your rail journey through the mines area (although the train driver does provide a commentary along the way). We stayed at the Port Hughes caravan park and commuted the 3km trip to Moonta by bike along the dedicated bike track.
  • This is an excellent collection of historical items from the Moonta region. Set up in the old school building the museum covers many years of Cornish life, copper mining, schooling, church life and society. Well worth a visit when you are on the Copper Coast. You can get your train tickets here for the mine tour too.
  • Loved the train ride. Well worth the money to hear about the old mines and the Pickety Boys. Loved lolly shop too. Did not look through museum but will next time.
  • Great historical attraction, make sure to visit lolly shop for some sweet treats and take the informative train ride through the old mines, and visit the other historical points of interest round the area not far from the lovely township of Moonta an excellent place for families to stay lots of different accommodation options,fishing free water park for the kids beach jetty
  • Moonta's wonderful tourist attraction run by enthusiastic volunteers
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