After the extraordinary events of April 2006 Beaconsfield has literally taken its place on the map. As a result of the increased attention on Beaconsfield, the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre has undergone a transformation, including the Mine Rescue Display which tells the story of the rescue of Todd Russell and Brant Webb.
And now you can also view the Beaconsfield Mine in a different light.
In the new 3 Dimensional Holographic Mine Experience you choose where you go and what you see. The 3D Mine Experience will allow you to enter a world 1200 metres below the ground. You will be able to travel into the labyrinth of tunnels that make up the Beaconsfield mine, meet miners, discover mining techniques and learn about a working culture that resides within the depths of the earth. All this is made possible with cutting edge holographic technology. A 3D digitised model of the underground workings with interactive screens allow you to control where you explore without physically going underground.
The Mine Rescue exhibition covers the story of the 2006 ANZAC day mine rock fall with particular focus on the remarkable and ingenious rescue effort.
It provides an interactive experience through a simulation of the cage the miners were trapped in.
A fun and interactive glance at the social characteristics of the local community and human impression through historic items of daily use and personal memorabilia.
The grand historic mine Ruin Site including the Grubb Shaft Engine and Boiler Houses tells the story of the largest mine pumping system in the world at this time.
The ruin site is open for visitors to walk through and houses an extensive collection of fascinating industrial relics.
Provides a detailed look at the underground workings and culture of the gold mine. You can travel into the labyrinth of tunnels that make up the Beaconsfield mine, meet miners, discover mining techniques and learn about a working culture that resides 1200 metres within the depths of the earth without physically going underground.