Eric Thomas Galley Museum

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Museum in a Pub Heritage listed Imperial Hotel built 1887 of local bricks. 30 themed rooms of historic significance, telling the story survival, endurance and sacrifice, as well as providing a very personal record of the people themselves and their lives.
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,661 contributions
Apr. 2022
Lovely sedate drive from Strahan as we admired the mist covered hills around us, the mist also covering the tailings mounds. The museum was just opening when we arrived and we ventured inside. 27 galleries of exhibits on two levels, fascinating local history covering the boom and decline of the mining industry, minerals, sports, china and crockery, military and many more relics of Queenstown and surrounds. A unique collection that is a memorial to one man's passion. Housed in the former Imperial Hotel that dates to 1897.
Written 22 May 2022
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Jean-François B
16 contributions
Mar. 2022
That was a very interesting visit, you could be there for days to see and read everything. They have so much artefacts of the last century shown on 2 stairs.
Written 20 March 2022
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CK61
Ballina, Australia186 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
Well, a run down building in a run down town with a collection of ephemera the like of which we have seen in many places. Yes the banners etc are from local stories but they do not differ from any other place in importance.
Thank goodness for volunteers to run it.
Written 11 January 2022
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MureneC
Bendigo, Australia32 contributions
Dec. 2021
Over 17 themed rooms, ranging from mining history to school sporting club championship, from hospitals to pubs, from cinemas to kitchens.
Based on a collection of items gathered by one man, this museum now serves as the local information centre as well as a very interesting glimpse into Queenstown and district history.
The building itself has a rich history, having been a pub, an epidemic hospital and a youth hostel, among other functions.
There is an entrance cost, but it is more than reasonable.
Good range of local souvenirs in the reception room.
Written 31 December 2021
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Glen A
3 contributions
Oct. 2021
This is a great place to visit. But don't be in a rush. Some people did the whole place while we were still in the first room. There is a huge amount of info here, take the time to read it.
Written 8 October 2021
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Jane G
14 contributions
May 2021
As other have mentioned there is so much rich history to view at the Eric Thomas Galley Museum.
Admission prices are dirt cheap though you can spend a full day just readying and viewing all that West Coast history
Written 12 May 2021
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Karla J
14 contributions
Apr. 2021
It was a great vitas to the Eric Thomas Galley Museum. There was so much information (as others have said).
Queenstown really does have a rich rugged history, such a fantastic place to visit.
Written 30 April 2021
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Susan P
10 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Family
This museum has the best historical records kept I have ever seen.
There is so much rich history to discover on Tasmania’s West Coast and the museum has captured its essence perfectly.
Written 28 April 2021
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Helga P
2 contributions
Apr. 2021
My family and I spent a rainy afternoon at the Galley Museum and we absolutely loved it. There is so much to see and it is well worth a stop. It is a great way to learn about the history of Queenstown and surrounding towns and its a journey back in time. This is a must do if in the area.
Written 25 April 2021
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gegart21
Hanoi, Vietnam2 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Couples
We found this absolutely fascinating, full of lots of local memorabilia and historical items- including photos in relation to the West Coast mines.
Lucky enough to find memorabilia directly related to my grandparents lived and worked in the Zeehan -Rosebery in early 1900s

Written 19 April 2021
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