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Old Timers Mine

Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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A must go old mine

I think it is the best mine museum I have been to. It is much bigger than Umoona Opal Museum. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
Fun, informative and worth doing...

Self guided tour that takes you through a mine and dugout, and explains all about the mining... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Charlotte J
Melbourne, Australia
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Visit Coober Pedy's Historic Old Timers Mine,S.A best tourist attraction 2011. See 1916 opal mine, Historic museum and underground home. Mining machine demonstrations, Multi lingual self guided tour written and audio guides. Opal showroom. Look for your own opal in own noodling pit, Family affordable and educational. See how the Old Timers in Coober Pedy lived and worked. An experience you will not forget. T-QUAL accredited
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Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it is the best mine museum I have been to. It is much bigger than Umoona Opal Museum. It put in some fake human models to pretend to be those famous miners and introduced the old fashioned way to dig opals. All these...More

Thank lily0622
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Self guided tour that takes you through a mine and dugout, and explains all about the mining process. Some interesting exhibits, and some scary ones - the manikins mainly! Very interesting reading all about the stuff they have on display - well presented. Ensure you...More

Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Great place good fun for adults and kids. You go into the mine and underground home modern and old. Good proprieter very friendly and informative , you do the tour at your own pace. Recommend checking it out.

Thank SueOll
Reviewed 27 September 2017

It was great to be able to go through unguided. Plenty if information provided without and lots of fun exploring the tunnels. Staff are very friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank Kerrie0m
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Friendly staff, self guided tour with map. You can take as long as you want to walk through the museum, also have displays of original dugout home, newspaper display of original local residents, original machinery etc. Well worth a visit.

Thank jurien8
Reviewed 13 September 2017

this self guide tour of an original opal mine is really good, you get a map to help you along the way. Not only do you get to walk through this but there is also an original dugout as well as a display home. there...More

Thank shell4russ
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Extremely interesting place to go. Self guided tour so no need to sit through stuff that didn't interest you as much. Very clear and concise map guide with excellent information available. Well signed, customer service excellent.

Thank Sue E
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This is a multi award winning tourism attraction for a reason and anyone with a need to discover how opal mining, living underground was all about should stop here for a self guided tour. They also book rounds of golf for the local golf club...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We enjoyed this self-guided tour of an old underground opal mine, and the opportunity to see how dugout (underground) houses looked.

Thank Jean F
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Worthwhile place to visit to get a perspective of life in early Coober Pedy. There was variety of areas to wander underground through working and living conditions of early miners.

Thank AustralianHorizons
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