Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Beaconsfield

4.6
#6 of 104 in Museums in Tasmania
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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  • Like most, I suspect, I only became aware of Beaconsfield because of the mine collapse in 2008 however a visit to the Mine and Heritage Centre opened my eyes to a 142 year history of prosperous gold m...  more »
  • Really enjoyed visiting the mine. The woman who greeted us at the counter was really friendly & helpful. It was amazing to learn about the mines’ history & the incredible rescue in 2006. Our kids thor...  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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