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Moonta Mines Museum

151 Verran Tce | Moonta Mines, Moonta, South Australia 5558, Australia
+61 8 8825 1891
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Terrific exhibitions!

Had visited years ago and there's been a redevelopment of the museum since. Excellent exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mathilda J
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Adelaide, Australia
Loads of character with the heritage buildings

Moonta is an excellent holiday location. There is plenty of historical buildings all through the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Fiona G
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Adelaide, Australia
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The museum is located in the former Moonta Mines Model School, erected in 1878. The school remained an active and important centre for the Moonta Mines community for ninety years and closed in 1968. The museum has 15 rooms and houses thematic displays on the Cornish miners' lifestyles - mining, lodges and friendly societies, sports and pastimes, death and hardship, extensive displays of costumes, china, silverware, photographs and memorabilia and a classroom furnished c.1900.
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151 Verran Tce | Moonta Mines, Moonta, South Australia 5558, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had visited years ago and there's been a redevelopment of the museum since. Excellent exhibitions and it made the history of Moonta mines really come to life. Great exhibition for children. The train ride great fun as well.

Thank Mathilda J
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Moonta is an excellent holiday location. There is plenty of historical buildings all through the town, the train ride is good and there are plenty of cafes, bakeries and pubs to sit down at for a meal. The beach is good and is safe for...More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had a ball exploring the Moonta Mines. We walked through at our own pace and thoroughly enjoyed so much history. A great afternoon exploring.

Thank juliebrett
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We came for the lolly shop across the road and ended up Parked Infront of the original school of Moonta. A whole $9 for the two of us entry ( best investment) the boy got a little work sheet of find the image to keep...More

1  Thank Lena B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wow, what a step back in time. It is very interesting and educational. The train ride was just brilliant and the driver was very funny, friendly and knowledgeable The shop is very educational and the guy that runs it was a real crack up..

1  Thank sharan64
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Well worth the visit! So much history in this little seaside community. Don't forget to take the Train trip.

1  Thank Vicki L
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We did the train ride through the site and listening to the history was so interesting and so glad we did it. About an hour train ride, my son loved it, and we learnt so much about it. Definitely worth the visit if your in...More

1  Thank Naykaye
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a great time at the mines, especially with the train ride. However, we felt that the area can be better developed to show more history, life of the miners, the mining process etc. It is a great place to learn about copper mining,...More

2  Thank hansche07
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. The history of moonta mines is fascinating. The moonta mines rail is a good day out a fantastic ride showing the heritage of the mines. My heritage. But overall worth the visit and well priced

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic story!! Really pleased that we took the time out to visit Moonta Mines. Enjoyed listening to their history, how profitable they were and the immense hardship our forefathers had to endure. The kids loved the train ride (8 y/o), although I wouldn't...More

Thank tux43
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