What is it?

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 discover a different story around every corner with buttons to push, levers to pull, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for.

The Centre is a collection of interactive experiences that allow you to journey through the colourful history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley.

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Take the time

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

Come prepared

Sections of the Heritage Centre occupy an industrial ruin site, are outdoors and exposed to the elements.  During the winter months the Centre can become cold. Please bring clothing appropriate to the season and be prepared for changes in the weather. We recommend flat covered-in footwear. 

Hands on

The Centre houses over 10,000 fascinating objects from Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley.  We are unique in that many of our exhibits are hands on! 

Disability Access / Special Needs

A drop-off point outside the entrance on West Street allows easy access to the Heritage Centre. The Centre is wheelchair accessible to all but the lower level of the Grubb Shaft Engine House and Native Garden.

A disabled toilet is located within the Centre. Guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome at the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre.

If 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.

Facilities

Public toilets are located within the Heritage Centre complex, and in Jubilee Park, next to the Heritage Centre entrance.

The park adjacent to the Heritage Centre car park has a barbeque and picnic table with additional picnic tables available in the ‘Miner’s Reserve’ parkland across the road.   These are regularly used by groups for morning/afternoon teas or lunch in fine weather.

The Heritage Centre has an extensive gift-shop, with cold drinks available. Food can be purchased from several businesses in Beaconsfield’s main street.