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Queenstown Galley Museum, Queenstown

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Galley Museum is a photographic and general museum in Driffield Street in Queenstown.One of two west coast Tasmania museums that house records and relics from the mining communities of the past, the museum is housed in a former Hotel, which has also been a mining office and Youth Hostel.As a repository of the historical photographs and materials from the history of Queenstown it contains collections that hold in some cases the last vestiges of the former mines and localities on the west coast.The collection of photographs and text and materials relating to the 1912 North Mount Lyell Mining disaster is extensive.Considerable parts of the photograph collection were photographs collected by and also processed by Eric Thomas.
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  • One of the best small town museums I have visited. If you like Aust history you can easily spend 2 hours here. A must visit if in Queenstown/ Strahan/ Zeehan.  more »
  • We visited the gallery museum for 30 minutes while waiting for Wild West railway. They claim lonely planet recommends this museum but remember that lonely planet only has a few writers. It's much bett...  more »
  • We went for a wander through Queenstown and stumbled upon this little gem. There's an amazing display of Queenstown's history with a lot of emphasis on mining. As well, there is memorabilia from schoo...  more »