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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

114 Main St, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
+61 3 6471 6225
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A must see when in Zeehan

There is not a lot to see in Zeehan but this place is definitely worth while. It is also worth the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dianneleo1982
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Melbourne, Australia
Memorable Visit to West Coast Heritage Centre Zeehan

We were passing through Zeehan and spotted the Heritage Centre which we thought worthy of a quick... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael H
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Alton Hants UK
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Established in 1963 the West Coast Heritage Centre Zeehan has continued to grow and offers visitors a comprehensive experience and understanding of the history, heritage and culture of the Tasmanian West Coast. Visitors can experience everything from an Edwardian picture show in the historic Gaiety Theatre to the modern day underground mine simulation as part of their visit. The galleries and exhibits highlight the efforts of the pioneers', both men, women and children who carved an existence from the remote wilderness in search of Tasmanian mineral wealth and developed the region as we know it today.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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114 Main St, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

There is not a lot to see in Zeehan but this place is definitely worth while. It is also worth the entry fee which most feel is a bit steep but the grounds are huge and there is much to see and do. Displays are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through Zeehan and spotted the Heritage Centre which we thought worthy of a quick visit. Three hours later after a very informative and enjoyable tour we class this as should do if you are passing through Zeehan or are in the area....More

Thank Michael H
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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Michael for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Strahan from Cradle Mountain. It was a good little stop to stretch the legs and check out some history while doing so. The centre has a wide range of things to see, from minerals and gems to photographs,...More

Thank Saminda E
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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Saminda for your review, we are pleased to find out that you really enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We will visit Zeehan again. The heritage centre has an amazing collection of crystals and minerals you simply will see nowhere else. It also has so much more to offer in regard to the detailed history of both local and Tasmanian mining. Treasures everywhere. Yes,...More

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Gina for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Fantastic facility,well worth the money, need a couple of hours to get around this museum so you can take in all the exhibits.

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you Harle33 for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Centre.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Very expensive unfortunately we noticed while we had lunch in the park that 70% of people walked in and than out again when the entrance fee of $50 a couple even though the collection is large is simply too much. So tourists don’t stay in...More

Thank Alan B
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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Hi Alan B, thank you for your review of our business. The West Coast Heritage Centre is a not for profit organisation that strives to keep entry fees at a reasonable price while preserving the West Coast’s history, heritage and culture. Unfortunately maintaining heritage structures...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is an extensive collection of old photos and artifacts collected from the various mines in this area dating back to the 1880s. It is spread out over several buildings, including the old Gaiety Theatre, and an outdoor yard with larger items of mining equipment....More

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Hi Douglas D, thank you for your review of our business. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to West Coast Heritage Centre.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The town of Zeehan is a depressing, ugly place. What a gem they have in the West Coast Heritage Centre. We thought the price was a bit excessive (discounts if you have a heritage train booking), after we finished looking through I think it is...More

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for your review of the Centre. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us and all we have to experience.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We'd heard about the Heritage Centre, but didn't have much background. Zeehan was depressing place and this seemed to be about the only thing open on a public holiday. The entrance price was higher than anticipated, but I was glad we decided to go in...More

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for your review of the Centre. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The Gaiety Theatre was fabulous. Would loved to have seen more fashion on display. Really enjoyed watching “Jewelled Nights” at the Gaiety.

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Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for your review. The Gaiety is a fabulous part of our complex. There are plans in the future to display more of the clothes that are currently contained in storage.

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