West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Zeehan

#15 of 102 in Museums in Tasmania
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
From Mines and Memories to Trains and Treasures, the West Coast Heritage Centre offers a unique insight to the history of the West Coast of Tasmania and gives visitors a comprehensive experience and understanding of the heritage of the area, adding value and significance to your visit of this beautiful region of Tasmania.

The Centre incorporates four historic buildings- the Zeehan School of Mines and Metallurgy, Zeehan Post Office, Police Station-Court house, and the Gaiety Theatre-Grand Hotel, as well as 30 themed exhibition spaces. Explore the mining relics in our yard, experience what an underground mine was like in our Crocoite Cavern and to see minerals and rocks of every size, shape and colour imaginable. You can climb aboard our historic trains, stroll through the region’s history in our photographic galleries, watch Edwardian films in the majestic Gaiety Theatre, act out a scene in our Court house or take a peek into the somewhat secretive society of Freemason’s in our Masonic Lodge display. You can even grab a souvenir in our gift shop.
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  • This museum is HUGE!!! It is actually about four interconnected historical buildings, which have been restored and are now maintained in an excellent condition. The local committee is to be...  more »
  • From the outside, this place may look like your regular regional museum, but it actually spreads across multiple buildings and a huge backyard and includes the huge Gaiety Theatre. We only had like...  more »
  • One of the most surreal experiences of my life. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you can spend a few hours exploring. Honestly a gem of the west coast, particularly the eerie theater.
  • This place may not be a looker, or have fancy high tech visualisations, but is certainly has has a lot of amazing stuff! It's got character, history, and information. It is well worth your time and money. Get off the road, get a coffee, and wonder around.

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