Planning to visit the West Coast Heritage Centre?

Welcome to the West Coast Heritage Centre

 


 

From Mines and Memories to Trains and Treasures, the West Coast Heritage Centre offers a unique insight to the history of the West Coast of Tasmania and gives visitors a comprehensive experience and understanding of the heritage of the area, adding value and significance to your visit of this beautiful region of Tasmania.

The Centre incorporates four historic buildings- the Zeehan School of Mines and Metallurgy, Zeehan Post Office, Police Station-Court house, and the Gaiety Theatre-Grand Hotel, as well as 30 themed exhibition spaces. Explore the mining relics in our yard, experience what an underground mine was like in our Crocoite Cavern and see minerals and rocks of every size, shape and colour imaginable. You can climb aboard our historic trains, stroll through the region’s history in our photographic galleries, watch Edwardian films in the majestic Gaiety Theatre, act out a scene in our Court house or take a peek into the somewhat secretive society of Freemason’s in our Masonic Lodge display. You can even grab a souvenir in our gift shop.
 

Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you! We've got a lot of information across the site, including frequently asked questions on our Plan Your Visit page, but you can also get in touch with us through the online contact form on this page, or else;

- Write a Letter to West Coast Heritage Centre, PO Box 70, Zeehan, Tasmania, 7469,
- Call us by phone (03) 6471 6225
- Find us on Facebook, Instagram or Tripadvisor,
- or See us in person at 114 Main Street in Zeehan on Tasmania's West Coast.

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Kelly JonesThanks Christeena for presenting such an interesting talk, with lots of fantastic photos. It's great to hear the stories, historical facts, and discussion of photos being enriched by memories from people attending.

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Jenny KeatingYes Kelly she did great.and it's great to share in Memories.

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Kathryn HargreavesIt was so very informative and a lot of laughs. I really enjoy all the classes. Christeena you did such a wonderful job today. Am so very much looking forward to the next one.

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An early photograph showcasing "J. Reynolds Excelsior Bakery." The bakery was located in Zeehan.
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Paula SheehanWish it was still here yum

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Sharon WilliamsIs this Emily’s dad’s shop?

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Fun Fact Friday!

The leading hotel in the early days of Zeehan was the Royal Exchange. The hotel could accommodate for over 70 lodgers, and included amenities such as private and commercial tearooms, private and public bars, and a large dining room. Unfortunately the hotel burnt down on February 18, 1892.

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Ray BassettThis is the other Royal Exchange Hotel, not the one that became the Gaiety Theatre.

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Michelle Rena StevensOne of my ancestors ran the Exchange but I think it may have been the other one

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Kelly JonesWas this on the current BP petrol station site?

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Jess BrownChelsea Poke this would suit you so much! So much local knowledge and such a friendly face 😊

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