Feeling nostalgic? It’s not only mining objects that you will find here – from surgical beds to clockwork mice, the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre houses a museum of intriguing artefacts all presented in a multi-sensory manner that lets you not only see, but allows you to touch and play with many historic objects.
The famous 2006 mine rescue is represented in a very special and poignant exhibition along with the famous mine yard which remains as it was when workers walked off the job for the very last time in 2012.
The Mine Rescue Exhibition
The Mine Rescue exhibition presents the story of the 2006 ANZAC day mine rock fall with particular focus on the remarkable and ingenious rescue effort to rescue two trapped miners almost a kilometre beneath the ground.
It provides an interactive experience through a simulation of the cage the miner’s were trapped in.
Life And Times
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 large, rich, red brick mine buildings form part of a cultural heritage site that coalesces a historical and a modern past. Archaeologically speaking, this unique site has uncovered a wealth of very large industrial objects spanning over 100 years that were retrieved from depths of up to 1.8km beneath the earth.