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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

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Address: West St, Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270, Australia
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+61 3 6383 1473
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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Come and play with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley,...

Come and play with the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley, explore the mine rescue display and discover for yourself a replica underground mining environment. Hands-on displays will entertain you with buttons to push, leavers to pull, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for. Suitable for all ages, open 7 days.

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We visited this site a little while back and, given the events that took place where two miners escaped a certain horifying fate, it is interesting to see that the mine site is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this site a little while back and, given the events that took place where two miners escaped a certain horifying fate, it is interesting to see that the mine site is now starting to collapse back into itself at the place where those two men emerged from the elevator and placed their tags on the board !! It... More 

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Thank Ian J
Mildura, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing place with lots of atmosphere. The mine rises above the houses and can be seen as you enter the village. The centre is very well set out, the staff helpful and knowledgable. The heritage centre is full of steam artefacts, also local bygones and tells the story of that fateful mine disaster and the amazing rescue of two... More 

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Thank danni184
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much recent history having taken place here. The entire setup is well presented particularly the story of the miners rescue. Although site is collapsing it is well worth visiting just to see its history, what has happened and what is planned. It is easy to spend over one hour here. If you know the story of Beaconsfield then this... More 

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Thank ozallan
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is worth going to for a few reasons. The buildings are interesting, we had a guide who really brought the place to life. The museum part inside is really something and then there is the whole disaster story section - well handled and very moving.

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are staying in Launceston you must make some time to take the easy 30 - 40 minute drive out to Beaconsfield and visit the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. My wife and I did and we were pleasantly surprised. Located right in the centre of town it is truly a memorable experience especially with a family with young... More 

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Goulburn, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have time to do the tour and it was raining at the time of our visit but it was still great to stop and check out the buildings and history. They also have a good visitors Centre. It takes you back to when all the news coverage was there. Worth a visit.

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Woy Woy, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful to visit and see how the mine operated. Also the history of the mine collapse and rescue was very interesting to read about and remember what we all saw on TV.

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Thank Dawn C
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely well worth visiting, lots of information about the mine accident and news videos to watch. Displays of the times when the miners where there and machinery used. For the kids there is interactive areas and a hunt for little critters find. We all enjoyed visiting here and our son got a history lesson👍

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow ....I thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour through this heritage centre .... Our Guide was informative knowledgeable real and had personal experience in the mine ....he is also the Uncle of Larry Knight ... the tour was factual and he made it personal ...well worth a guided tour here ....the presentations are heartfelt and I am pleased to have been... More 

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Thank Pamies2015
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people in Australia and many in other countries have heard of Beaconsfield Mines, mainly because of the incredible survivors episode there in 2006, following a disaster involving three miners. However it is not just this event of two out of the three miners incredibly surviving an eighteen day stretch in tight confinement under ground, but the entire history of... More 

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