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Moonta Mines Museum

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Address: 151 Verran Tce | Moonta Mines, Moonta, South Australia 5558, Australia
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+61 8 8825 1891
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13:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The museum is located in the former Moonta Mines Model School, erected in...

The museum is located in the former Moonta Mines Model School, erected in 1878. The school remained an active and important centre for the Moonta Mines community for ninety years and closed in 1968. The museum has 15 rooms and houses thematic displays on the Cornish miners' lifestyles - mining, lodges and friendly societies, sports and pastimes, death and hardship, extensive displays of costumes, china, silverware, photographs and memorabilia and a classroom furnished c.1900.

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A great getaway

We had a ball exploring the Moonta Mines. We walked through at our own pace and thoroughly enjoyed so much history. A great afternoon exploring.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
juliebrett
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a ball exploring the Moonta Mines. We walked through at our own pace and thoroughly enjoyed so much history. A great afternoon exploring.

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Mareeba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for the lolly shop across the road and ended up Parked Infront of the original school of Moonta. A whole $9 for the two of us entry ( best investment) the boy got a little work sheet of find the image to keep him interested while we travelled through history in every room, usually he breezed through a... More 

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Thank Lena B
Moonta, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a step back in time. It is very interesting and educational. The train ride was just brilliant and the driver was very funny, friendly and knowledgeable The shop is very educational and the guy that runs it was a real crack up..

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Thank sharan64
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Well worth the visit! So much history in this little seaside community. Don't forget to take the Train trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We did the train ride through the site and listening to the history was so interesting and so glad we did it. About an hour train ride, my son loved it, and we learnt so much about it. Definitely worth the visit if your in the area

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a great time at the mines, especially with the train ride. However, we felt that the area can be better developed to show more history, life of the miners, the mining process etc. It is a great place to learn about copper mining, its just that it can be improved to make it even better.

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Thank hansche07
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. The history of moonta mines is fascinating. The moonta mines rail is a good day out a fantastic ride showing the heritage of the mines. My heritage. But overall worth the visit and well priced

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Thank Steven M
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic story!! Really pleased that we took the time out to visit Moonta Mines. Enjoyed listening to their history, how profitable they were and the immense hardship our forefathers had to endure. The kids loved the train ride (8 y/o), although I wouldn't recommend for non-train loving teenagers.

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Thank tux43
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Moonta area is history rich. A visit to this museum is a must as you are acquainted with what happened here many years ago. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful.

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Watervale, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

One of the best and most unusual museums we've visited over many years - it perfectly pictures the mining era and the people who lived and worked here.

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