We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Save
Share
Review Highlights
ABSOLUTELY WORTH THE VISIT

An extraordinarily detailed and extensive museum explaining the mining and the Villages' lives. It... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
RetiredWazza
,
Daylesford, Australia
A huge museum requiring a morning or afternoon to do it justice!

It was a wet & wintry day in Strahan, so we drove to nearby Zeehan & spent the morning in this... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Karen M
,
Daylesford, Australia
Read all 189 reviews
115
All photos (115)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gaiety theatre”(46 reviews)
“mining history”(13 reviews)
About
Established in 1963 the West Coast Heritage Centre Zeehan has continued to grow and offers visitors a comprehensive experience and understanding of the history, heritage and culture of the Tasmanian West Coast. Visitors can experience everything...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
114 Main St, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia
Website
+61 3 6471 6225
Call
Reviews (189)
Filter reviews
188 results
Traveller rating
130
48
5
3
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
130
48
5
3
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gaiety theatre police station mining history blacksmith shop huge collection on display mining area entry fee indoor displays masonic lodge world class couple of hours extensive museum buildings including re creation pulled up fantastic collection
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 188 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2018

An extraordinarily detailed and extensive museum explaining the mining and the Villages' lives. It probably need a makeover with current information technology but does not suffer from the amazing work it displays. Nice service. It is so large that you need at least 2 hours...More

2  Thank RetiredWazza
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you RetiredWazza for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Centre. Our galleries are currently undergoing an interpretation plan and will be updated as time permits.

Reviewed 22 June 2018

It was a wet & wintry day in Strahan, so we drove to nearby Zeehan & spent the morning in this Museum. We were fascinated by the history of the mines & miners & were only sorry it was too wet to explore outside. We...More

2  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This is not just a little village exhibition! It is a large collection of local and Tasmanian mining history and a massive collection of rocks and minerals as well as other artefacts from the past centurie(s). It is housed in a former school of mining,...More

Thank waltervp
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you waltervp for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. A rainy day is the perfect day to visit a museum.

Reviewed 23 May 2018

There is not a lot to see in Zeehan but this place is definitely worth while. It is also worth the entry fee which most feel is a bit steep but the grounds are huge and there is much to see and do. Displays are...More

Thank dianneleo1982
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We were passing through Zeehan and spotted the Heritage Centre which we thought worthy of a quick visit. Three hours later after a very informative and enjoyable tour we class this as should do if you are passing through Zeehan or are in the area....More

Thank Michael H
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you Michael for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 6 May 2018

We stopped here on our way to Strahan from Cradle Mountain. It was a good little stop to stretch the legs and check out some history while doing so. The centre has a wide range of things to see, from minerals and gems to photographs,...More

Thank Saminda E
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you Saminda for your review, we are pleased to find out that you really enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 30 April 2018

We will visit Zeehan again. The heritage centre has an amazing collection of crystals and minerals you simply will see nowhere else. It also has so much more to offer in regard to the detailed history of both local and Tasmanian mining. Treasures everywhere. Yes,...More

Thank gina992018
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you Gina for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 12 April 2018

Fantastic facility,well worth the money, need a couple of hours to get around this museum so you can take in all the exhibits.

Thank Harle33
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you Harle33 for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Centre.

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Very expensive unfortunately we noticed while we had lunch in the park that 70% of people walked in and than out again when the entrance fee of $50 a couple even though the collection is large is simply too much. So tourists don’t stay in...More

Thank Alan B
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Hi Alan B, thank you for your review of our business. The West Coast Heritage Centre is a not for profit organisation that strives to keep entry fees at a reasonable price while preserving the West Coast’s history, heritage and culture. Unfortunately maintaining heritage structures...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is an extensive collection of old photos and artifacts collected from the various mines in this area dating back to the 1880s. It is spread out over several buildings, including the old Gaiety Theatre, and an outdoor yard with larger items of mining equipment....More

Thank Douglas D
Phillip V, Manager at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Hi Douglas D, thank you for your review of our business. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to West Coast Heritage Centre.

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Heemskirk Motor Hotel
88 reviews
1.35 km away
Silver Hills Motel
165 reviews
28.22 km away
Mountain View Motel
52 reviews
28.26 km away
West Coaster Motel
135 reviews
28.44 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6 nearby restaurants
Pitstop Cafe
122 reviews
.29 km away
Rosebery Cafe
30 reviews
20.47 km away
Lakeside Bar & Grill
52 reviews
28.14 km away
Tracks Cafe
134 reviews
28.46 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 nearby attractions
Strahan ATV Adventures
259 reviews
22.45 km away
RoamWild Tasmania
145 reviews
28.51 km away
Iron Blow Lookout
30 reviews
29.57 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines