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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Christmas is almost here and our gift shop is stocked with a wide range of gifts and publications. Come on in and have a look.
We will even wrap your purchases up for you!
We are open every day over the holiday period except Christmas Day.
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Fun Fact Friday!

The Oonah Mine is one of two of the only mines in the Zeehan Field that produced copper. The mine produced 941 tons, making it the highest copper producer in the Zeehan Field.

Lead:11,724 tons
Silver: 2,050,135 ounces
Copper: 941 tons

Pictured: The Oonah Mine, 1902.
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Steve SmithThanks for this. My grandmother was born in Zeehan in 1900. Amazing to think the town was one of the biggest in Tasmania at the time.

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Throwback Thursday!

An image from the 1960's showcasing a picnic train leaving Strahan.
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Judy BryanGood old days

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Chris BrownLisa Brown

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Pat PowellWhat a great old photo

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Paul ClarkEm Dorling I'm sure this is your great great grandmother in the pinkish cardigan show your mum. Mrs Hayes ?

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Anne CahillThey were special times

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Mick EsserWhat a grand old girl I love steam trains

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Sue AllanbyThe best times 😁

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Denise DonaldsonWow Sis love this photo, so good ❤️❤️❤️

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Christina WassinkI like that bring back memory

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We've ordered even more stock just in time for Christmas! Come in to The West Coast Heritage Centre to pick up some great gifts at even greater value!
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