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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Did you know there is now a series of books detailing historically significant attractions, events, and performances in Zeehan's own Gaiety Theatre? The five-part series includes photographs and information that has been lost over time, and is an essential read to anyone with an interest in the Theatre.

- Attractions, Events, and Performances at the Gaiety Theatre, Zeehan -
Over a century ago Zeehan, on the rugged west coast of Tasmania, was a bustling and lively mining town of over 8,000 people. In 1898 the magnificent Gaiety Theatre was built by an enterprising Edward Mulcahy to hold attractions, events and performances of a wonderful variety, which were described in detail by the reporters of "The Zeehan and Dundas Herald."

The books are available online exclusively:
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Two people required to usher for the ballet performance this afternoon from 2.15 pm. Contact Teena on 64716225.
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Fun Fact Friday!

Did you know in 1910 the Theatre Royal Zeehan Skating Rink held a hat and dress carnival/competition? There were multiple categories to be nominated for, though the hat that stands out most belongs to Miss Hemsley, who won the prize for largest hat.

Image taken from The Weekly Courier. Check out the other prize winning hats at this link:
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Throwback Thursday!

A postcard showing The Oonah Smelters, in Zeehan.
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