St Helens Visitor Centre & History Room

St Helens Visitor Centre & History Room

St Helens Visitor Centre & History Room
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Deborah
10 contributions
Mar. 2023
A marvellous little museum jam packed with interesting items from the local area - well worth a visit. And the lady (sorry I didn't get her name) in the information centre was lovely - very helpful and enthusiastic.
Written 18 March 2023
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Poguie
Sydney, Australia61 contributions
May 2022
We called into the St Helens Visitor Centre on our recent visit to Binalong Bay. We were there for 4 nights and wanted to get a better map of the area. Helen, the staff member, was so excellent... she gave us a detailed map and description of various drives and walks. Places for lunch... everything we needed.

Following her recommendations we explored Blue Tier. The drive to the old tin mining site was fabulous, up through the rain forest to the top of a plateau. The history of this region is so interesting. There were once up to 1000 Chinese miners working in the tin industry.

We recommend going back to the Visitor Centre and doing the History Room after your walk around Blue Tier - it will give much perspective to the whole thing.

From the top of Blue Tier, if it's a fine day you have amazing views over the whole district. We were lucky with the weather, it was a fine day but I think even if it was misty or raining it would still be very atmospheric.

Also, it looked like a Mecca for mountain biking. There was a trail which ran for 42kms starting at the top of Blue Tier - I thought it looked amazing but think you might need to be quite experienced before taking it on.

Also, thanks to Helen, we saw some lovely waterfalls along the way. It really was an excellent day out - lunch at Pub in the Paddock followed by another waterfall.

Many thanks for everything St Helens Visitor Centre!
Written 17 May 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,271 contributions
Mar. 2022
First stop in St Helens, welcoming knowledgeable staff, great selection of literature and souvenirs and the bonus of the history room that gave us a snapshot of First Nations heritage, local and maritime history, pioneers of the area and the Tin Mining community. Loved the pedal organ, horse-drawn funeral hearse, the scale model of the Anchor Mine waterwheel and the various display cabinets. Outside is a Chinese dragon sculpture and the steam powered engine.
Written 6 May 2022
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Villa Aqua Noosa
Noosaville, Australia5 contributions
Nov. 2021
Really worth a visit if you want first hand information about the area. The staff were very friendly and helpful and gave us some interesting info about different areas that we visited.
Written 21 November 2021
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mistergumby
Tasmania, Australia37 contributions
Jun. 2021
This is not only an excellent Visitor Information Centre where you can get the usual maps and tourist stuff, but best of all is the local knowledge you can pick up. The gems only the locals know about , and you probably wont find on the internet.

The History Room is amazing. Well worth the few dollars admission.
Written 15 June 2021
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Michael T
Melbourne, Australia126 contributions
May 2021
A great little find. Our accommodation host provided us with this little gem of a place, as well as providing information on this region of Tasmania, the complex also houses a great little local museum or what they call "History room". It's only two rooms, so don't expect to spend a day here, but there was soo much information on the ship wrecks in the area, artifacts from the timber and mining industries and local items from an era long past. A good enjoyable way to spend an hour or two.
Written 9 June 2021
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warrensue2016
Hobart, Australia15 contributions
Jun. 2021
This is a great little local museum cataloguing many aspects of the history of the north-east, including ship-wrecks, the timber industry, tin mining and the first people. We particularly enjoyed the audio-visual on the Trail of the Tin Dragon.
Written 7 June 2021
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anitah922
Mildura7 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Family
Great history of the area, in the history viewing room behind the visitor info desk. Has a lot of local artifacts and local history information. Very enjoyable.
Written 7 December 2020
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Cloudsatsea
Launceston, Australia38 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Family
We whiled away a good couple of hours with all the amazing curiosities and Tin Dragon exhibition.
Thank you so much to the Visitor Centre for have this.
As always very helpful advice from our friendly ViC personnel.
Written 7 October 2020
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the History Room. We believe the almost nominal entry fee provides excellent value for money and the exhibits tell many of the stories of St Helens and the Break O'Day area. And, yes, our VIC staff hope to help you enjoy your stay with information and suggestions to enhance your experience.
Written 11 October 2020
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nojmik1
Launceston, Australia74 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Solo
Thorough and well set out history rooms, friendly staff but especially enjoyed story room of Tin Dragon the most!
Written 12 July 2020
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