Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Beaconsfield

#6 of 94 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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  • A very large area of displays and mining machinery. Along with antique apple corers and other items from the early settlers. Extensive coverage of trapped miner rescues. Outside the covered area you c...  more »
  • A very inexpensive way to spend half a day wandering around a very sizeable exhibition learning, enjoying interactive displays, and being reminded of a recent historical and dramatic incident. Staff f...  more »
  • Very well done heritage centre, lots of activities for children big and small throughout. Not just a Mine museum, it includes bits and pieces of the local history of the town also. Definitely worth the entrance fee that goes to maintain and support the site.
  • Gift shop souvenirs were a little expensive but the tour through the museum was very interactive and interesting. We were there still stumps and got locked in but the cleaner with a lovely singing voice let us out. 😊

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