Emmaville Mining Museum
Emmaville Mining Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Emmaville Mining Museum opened on the 26th June 1999. The Museum started as the dream of Mr and Mrs Jack Curnow who had the bakery in Emmaville, which closed in 1969. After the closure they used the shop as a small museum for their collection of minerals and photographs. The collection of Mr and Mrs Curnow was bequeathed to the community of Emmaville with the hope that the town could start a museum. With the help of the Severn Shire Council a band of volunteers got together and started things rolling. The Severn Shire purchased the old Foley’s Store in Emmaville and the volunteers began remodelling the building to house the Curnow collection. The Museum now houses many other collections of minerals, in addition to over 200 photographs, some of which date as far back as 1893. The photographs are of mines and the people who worked them.
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Leah T
South West Rocks, Australia97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
This place is much more than it looks on the outside. We expected to spend ten minutes inside but came out an hour later with big smiles.
It has one of the best and biggest gem displays we have seen in a long time, as well as all the old shops set up out the back. The military display was also amazing.
The volunteers are very knowledgeable. Bill’s jokes had us cracking up the whole way and our son loved Aunty Marg’s hug at the end.
It’s more that worth the $2 per person entry fee.
Written 9 July 2022
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Mel R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
The museum has a large collection of gemstones, fossils and minerals. We also liked the exhibits, especially the inside of the old miners hut. Big thanks to Aunty Marg, who was wonderful. Our children 5 and almost 9 enjoyed the time they spent at the museum. Definitely recommend a visit.
Written 24 September 2022
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Mandi C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
Massive collection of gemstones here! Just huge! Also some historic displays and old coins etc. Kids enjoyed looking at it all and bought some small souvenirs. Friendly staff. Worth the drive to Emmaville for this place! Also only $2 entry per person!!
Written 28 September 2020
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Irene F
Toowoon Bay, Australia155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020 • Couples
Not be missed $2 entry and even items to purchase
Such an amazing museum for a small town
War memorial as well as s Mining museum
Written 14 June 2020
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Brungford
Torquay, Australia601 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
The tiny town of Emmaville is west of Deepwater however it is worth the drive in if you like history and "all things mining". From the road you have no idea just how extensive this place is. There is also a reading room. The area is know for mining and there is also an old arsenic mine site near by. A good display by this small town.
Written 4 March 2015
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Chook1943
Beaudesert, Australia507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
What a surprise to see such a well set out Museum in such a small country town. We found the staff so helpful and friendly. The displays were well maintained - so many things to see in and outside the display rooms. At the back of these rooms are more surprises - replica and original buildings from days gone by.
Tin and arsenic were mined in the late 1800's and early 1900's and the nearby Ottery Arsenic Mine is well worth a visit. Once there were over 1000 Chinese working here in the early days.
Written 27 February 2015
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Chook1943
Beaudesert, Australia507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
The Emmaville Mining Museum is in this small town west of Deepwater. It has lots of different kinds of minerals and information on the mining of the area. Tin and arsenic was mined amongst other minerals. There were 1200 Chinese working there in the late 1800s. There are also a number of replica buildings behind the display rooms. from that era. The staff were very informative as they have lived in the area all their lives.
Written 25 February 2015
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Michelle C
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Absolutely blown away. Not only about the gemstones but also the historical photos and artefacts. The volunteers who made this happen are worth their weight in gold.😘
Written 22 September 2023
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oldie99
Terranora19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Not just a mining museum! Also has a military section, old bottles, old bakery etc etc. Very knowledgeable volunteers.
Written 27 June 2022
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MargaretPowell
Melbourne, Australia1,589 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Friends
Definitely worth the $2 entry fee if you like rocks and stones or are interested in the various bric and brac and original bakery building out back...this museum is way bigger than the front room suggests. Yes some of the exhibits out back are a bit dusty and not protected from the elements, but still worth a poke around.
Written 21 July 2019
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