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Queenstown Galley Museum, Queenstown

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4.4/5 based on 35 reviews on the web
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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  • An amazing collection of memorabilia! So much time & effort has gone into this, such loving care. The history of the whole area is detailed room by room. I was astounded by the photos and items. Simpl...  read more »
  • Room after room of themed displays. Very interesting and well presented local histories and a journey back into the past. Set in an old hotel there are displays on the ground floor which includes a ro...  read more »
  • We spent a couple of hours in the museum. It is full of many interesting old photos. It has a number of rooms with different themes. The collection of items is enormous. It is definitely worth a few h...  read more »
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