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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Zeehan

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#14 of 104 in Museums in Tasmania
Must see · History Museum · Museum
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From Mines and Memories to Trains and Treasures, the West Coast Heritage Centre offers a unique insight to the history of the West Coast of Tasmania and gives visitors a comprehensive experience and understanding of the heritage of the area, adding value and significance to your visit of this beautiful region of Tasmania.

The Centre incorporates four historic buildings- the Zeehan School of Mines and Metallurgy, Zeehan Post Office, Police Station-Court house, and the Gaiety Theatre-Grand Hotel, as well as 30 themed exhibition spaces. Explore the mining relics in our yard, experience what an underground mine was like in our Crocoite Cavern and to see minerals and rocks of every size, shape and colour imaginable. You can climb aboard our historic trains, stroll through the region’s history in our photographic galleries, watch Edwardian films in the majestic Gaiety Theatre, act out a scene in our Court house or take a peek into the somewhat secretive society of Freemason’s in our Masonic Lodge display. You can even grab a souvenir in our gift shop.
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  • One of the better regional/small town museums you are likely to find. Encompasses most of the older buildings on the east side of the Main Street and covers a lot: local history, rail, mining... 
    One of the better regional/small town museums you are likely to find. Encompasses most of the older buildings on the east side of the Main Street and covers a lot: local history, rail, mining...  more »
  • Allow plenty of time for this. So much to see and do over a large area. Get into the history Zeehan. Not just mining and a great mineral display but Freemasons, court house and theatre as well. Get... 
    Allow plenty of time for this. So much to see and do over a large area. Get into the history Zeehan. Not just mining and a great mineral display but Freemasons, court house and theatre as well. Get...  more »
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  • Expensive at @$25 for an adult, but reasonable for a family ticketed at $55. A couple of engines, some great old photo upstairs about local mining operations. A Very good mineral collection. Some very interesting exhibits inside and out. Would say its a bit tired and the displays look like it was put together by volunteers not professionals. But an enjoyable few hours.
  • This is a must see in Tas IMO. The amount of artifacts and information in one museum is just outstanding, it just keeps on going as you look! A wealth of knowledge on history in the area, a real window into the past. The theater is amazing, mining history is amazing, steam trains, information on early settlers all amazing! Very cheap for what you get to experience! 10/10

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