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Queenstown Galley Museum, Queenstown

(4.5/5 based on 45+ 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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  • Yes it's filled with artefacts etc. But what struck me most is the advertised museum ghost Steve who apparently "died of heartbreak" by the window of one the rooms and "the lady in black dress with a ...  more »
  • This old hotel houses the most extraordinary collection of artefacts/ pictures /models etc. You could easily spend a whole day studying the displays. So interesting, thought provoking and yet so cheap...  more »
  • $6 entry for a fascinating trip through the history of the region, fascinating characters and tragic events. Huge amount of material, very well presented, a real treasure of old artefacts taking you b...  more »