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Old Timers Mine

Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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A must do in Coober Pedy

Excellently presented underground Opel mine museum . World class presentation. Informative and well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kevin h
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We made a self guided tour which was a nice experience because we were all alone. Entry fee was A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Visit Coober Pedy's Historic Old Timers Mine,S.A best tourist attraction 2011. See 1916 opal mine, Historic museum and underground home. Mining machine demonstrations, Multi lingual self guided tour written and audio guides. Opal showroom. Look for your own opal in own noodling pit, Family affordable and educational. See how the Old Timers in Coober Pedy lived and worked. An experience you will not forget. T-QUAL accredited
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  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellently presented underground Opel mine museum . World class presentation. Informative and well laid out.

Thank kevin h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a self guided tour which was a nice experience because we were all alone. Entry fee was A$ 15 per person. Nice look into the world of an opal mine worker long times ago. No activ digging there. Worth a visit.

Thank Gati123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's interesting to see the old times and the aopls. I went to see it 2 times during my 4 days visit there.

Thank flower123456
Reviewed 6 January 2018

If you have never been in a mine site this is a good place to visit. Lots of historic tales and tools. You can still see opal on the mine walls. The walk requires bending and the path is the original mine cave so challenges...More

Thank Olga T
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Looked everywhere for things to do in town, everything advertised as open but on arrival “closed for the season”. Would be great if visiting details could be updated on websites and Facebook pages. It’s 42 degrees and driving between attractions with kids is hard enough.

Thank leonedoyle
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Well set out, with plenty of interesting information and displays. A true insight into what daily life was like for these pioneers of the outback. Worth the entry fee.

Thank KAOSabroad
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Right next to Comfort Inn where we stayed and was recommended by them as well. Having teenagers and younger is it easy to keep them interested but this “Old Miners Mine” certainly kept them interested. We thought it was fascinating!

1  Thank Jonah P
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Potential. Lovely young woman to help with the history of opal and opal miners with a good lot of pioneer women to bolster the gemstone passion.

Thank 7491rosieberry
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Our entire family enjoyed the history of opal mining and the stories of those who pursued their fortunes. Great value for money with the mine, underground house and museum all in one location.

Thank KD0701
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I think it is the best mine museum I have been to. It is much bigger than Umoona Opal Museum. It put in some fake human models to pretend to be those famous miners and introduced the old fashioned way to dig opals. All these...More

Thank lily0622
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9 January 2018|
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Response from Andy G | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the time allowed to visit the Old Timers Mine, but please contact Duncan at the Visitor Centre for everything else to do in and around Coober Pedy its worth the effort !! 08 8672 4617 or 1800 637 076