Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Beaconsfield

4.6
#2 of 127 in Shopping in Tasmania
Must see · History Museum · Mine
Discover the rich history of the area at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, which houses a collection of over 10,000 items relating to the mining industry, which has played an important role in this part of Tasmania for many decades. At this location you see a number of permanent exhibits, narrating the story of heroic mine rescues that have occurred in the area. The site includes a replica of the underground mining environment, which introduces visitors to the cramped and often dangerous spaces accessed by local miners. Hands-on displays entertain and educate visitors of all ages, with lots of buttons to push, handles to pull, and tunnels to crawl into. Arrange to visit Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and other attractions in Beaconsfield using our Beaconsfield trip planner.
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  • An excellent place to visit, with the store having many really good souvenirs of Tasmania to be bought. We could have spent an hour just looking around the shop. Ended up buying many worthwhile...  more »
  • The centre is interesting but needs an update. The focus of the centre is the mine rescue and to some extent the former mine. The centre then has a bit of a mish-mash of diplays on fruit processing...  more »
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  • Nearly skipped this place and would have missed one of the most fun museums in Australia, nay, the world. Not at all what I was expecting. Absolutely top notch. Wife and kids entirely agreed. Full of hands-on exhibits and old world nostalgia. Cannot recommend this place enough. We all wished we had allowed a full day just for this museum.
  • WOW!!! I didn't really know what to expect, but what a wonderful surprise! The museum site is quite extensive and the kids had a fabulous time exploring all the nooks and hidden corners. We even got climb the Headframe. The lovely staff gave the kids a souvenir at the end.

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