West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Zeehan

4.5
#15 of 104 in Museums in Tasmania
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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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan Reviews
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  • This centre is a must when visiting Zeehan if you have any interest in the history of the area (mines) or gemstones. Entry is expensive by my standard but there are discounts of 20% -25% available how...  more »
  • There were lots of interesting things to see here, but it was somewhat repetitive. I thought that the Gaiety Theatre was the most interesting single component, but i was also amazed at the 3D releif m...  more »
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  • One of the most surreal experiences of my life. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you can spend a few hours exploring. Honestly a gem of the west coast, particularly the eerie theater.
  • This place may not be a looker, or have fancy high tech visualisations, but is certainly has has a lot of amazing stuff! It's got character, history, and information. It is well worth your time and money. Get off the road, get a coffee, and wonder around.

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