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The Miner's Cottage

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keefandmev wrote a review 9 Jan.
46 contributions20 helpful votes
Firstly, if it says online that the moners cottage is closed online, please pop by! The owner is usually nearby and can open up for you as he did for us, much to our delight. We spent a couple of happy hours here chatting to Alan, the lovely gentleman who runs the museum, and panned for gold (best $5 ever spent). We learned so much local history and were shown some very interesting curiosities in his collection. An absolute must do in Charters Towers. .... Make sure you ask about the ghost!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Greg A wrote a review Dec. 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow, we found a piece of gold in Charters Towers and I don’t mean the kind you pan for, although we found that too. Alan and his Miner’s Cottage was great, very entertaining and a must do. It wasn’t open, but a quick phone call and Alan kindly came down,showed us around, taught us how to pan for gold and even sung a song for us. Highly recommended for all groups. Even worth braving the heat, although panning for gold on his deck was quite pleasant despite the 40 degrees. Thanks again Alan.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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ready_travellers wrote a review Oct. 2020
Brisbane522 contributions43 helpful votes
There's a huge amount to see in this tiny old house. Relics, equipment and household utensils from yesteryear are displayed throughout. Alan is a great host, and tells some great stories. The highlight for us was panning for gold. Alan demonstrated his expert technique, and in only a few minutes we too struck gold. Fun!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Warren K wrote a review Sep. 2020
Rockhampton, Australia1 contribution
The best interactive attraction I’ve been to. Get some pay dirt and learn how to pan for Gold. Then look through all the old treasures. Alan does a great job.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Wendy K wrote a review Sep. 2020
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
The owner Alan was amazing! I haven’t laughed so much and could have listened to him all day talking about the old miners and the many treasures stuffed into the little cottage. We also panned and found our first gold!!!! If you do anything - this is a must do while in Charters Towers.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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