Eric Thomas Galley Museum

Eric Thomas Galley Museum, Queenstown: Address, Phone Number, Eric Thomas Galley Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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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Jane G
14 contributions
So much rich history to view
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
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A must do when visiting Queenstown, very informative.
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
The best Museum with historical records
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
Well worth a stop!
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
Brilliant need a few hours- must do when in Queenstown
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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Dingo_dude
Fremantle, Australia1,747 contributions
Information overload
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Located in the centre of town in a former two-storey heritage hotel is essentially the full historical collection of everything that ever was Queenstown. Every wall, corner, tabletop has a photograph, item of memorabilia or exhibit. It feels like everyone who has ever lived in Queenstown has donated everything that they ever owned to the museum, who have done the right thing and put it on display.

The museum has over twenty rooms so it is a lot to take in at anytime. Raymond was a big help in trying to point out the historically important items. However it does get a bit overwhelming. Maybe if they were a bit more selective and provided some brief information boards it might be easier to comprehend all this heritage information.

If you are a history buff then make sure you set aside plenty of time to fully explore this museum, don’t think you could get away in less than 2hours at least.
Written 7 April 2021
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Toby B
12 contributions
So much history to view
Mar. 2021
The Galley Museum has so much history on display. I highly recommend spending an hour or two going through the rich history of Queenstown.
Written 19 March 2021
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TheTennetts
Brisbane, Australia113 contributions
Information overload!
Mar. 2021 • Couples
This museum is an abundant source of information on the area - 20 or so rooms each with its own in depth subject. It is hard to whip through so allow a couple of hours - it really is so well put together. The volunteer staff are delightful - and you can get a pass out to head across the road for a coffee or other sustenance and come back refreshed to continue exploring. Well worth visiting!
Written 8 March 2021
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Bridget Pepper
Encounter Bay, Australia29 contributions
Impressive!
Feb. 2021
Unfortunately, we underestimated the sheer size of this Museum and only allowed time for a quick pop in. Well, it's at least 20 rooms of photos and exhibits so, if you are a history buff, I'd say leave at least a couple of hours to take it all it.
Written 5 March 2021
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lady5000
Sydney, Australia505 contributions
Excellent museum
Mar. 2021 • Solo
A good spot to spend an hour or more as there is a lot to see with 20? Rooms of photos and exhibits over 2 floors. Excellent if you are a history buff.
Written 1 March 2021
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