What is it?

Ever wanted to take a trip back in time?  The interpretive, hands-on displays will engage, educate or remind you of how life used to be. While you get lost in the nostalgia, chat with the locals and experience the excitement and realities of the elusive hunt for gold. The Centre captures the essence of life in the Tamar Valley, and takes you on a journey through the Tamar’s colourful and historic past.

The Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre is a place where you can lose yourself in history, play with treasures from the past and embark on a historical journey.

You'll be entertained by the interaction and live a different story around every corner with buttons to push, levers to pull, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for.

We like to think that our centre is a collection of experiences that allow you to enjoy and appreciate the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley.

We invite you, your family and friends, to ... "come and play with our history".

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The collection

The Centre houses over 10,000 pieces from Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley, and our staff take great care in preserving the artefacts in the collection.

Take the time

We recommend at least 90 minutes to really explore the centre, although you may want to stay longer of course!

Ruin site

As the centre is predominately a ruin site, we suggest carrying warm clothing.

Disability Access / Special Needs

disability accessIf you have a disability and require a companion to accompany you during your visit, your companion will receive free entry upon presentation of your companion card. We accept Companion Cards from all states & territories.

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