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.


We are open everyday of the week 9:30am to 4:00pm, excluding Fridays.

Opening times are subject to change with little notice, we advise you check opening hours before planning your visit.

We respectfully ask those that come into the Heritage Centre to present themselves to staff, even if only going into the giftshop, and to obey all directions given by staff and by any signage displayed.

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 by;
- Emailing
- 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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Throwback Thursday! A photograph showcasing the township of Dundas, circa 1900. ... See MoreSee Less
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We look forward to seeing you all come to enjoy Leonard's Beautiful Pictures! Bookings: weekend is a long one on the West Coast - three days to make the most of exploring wilderness, museums and more. We've put together a list of just a little of what's happening over the next couple of days:- The West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan is showing Leonard's Beautiful Pictures at the Gaiety Theatre as part of Ten Days on the Island- The Queenstown Golf Club is hosting an Invitational Tournament on Sunday at 12pm with everyone welcome to participate- Visit Strahan Primary School from 11am-4pm on Monday to view the West Coast Women's of the Arts Exhibition as part of International Women's DayFor more information on what to do when on the West, including some sample itineraries visit ... See MoreSee Less
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Zeehan Trades' picnic held on Ocean Beach, Strahan, on 23 January 1907 | photographer unknown | TAHO Weekly Courier 1907 ... See MoreSee Less
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Throwback Thursday! Mt. Lyell with the discoverers Mick & Bill McDonough, Ted Connors, & Steve Carlson. ... See MoreSee Less
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Be one of the first to get your hands on this exclusive and delicious ice cream by coming along to the Gaiety Theatre this weekend to see the world premier of Leonard's Beautiful Pictures!Ticket bookings: Leonard's Lavender... Silver Spoon has created lavender icecream with a blackberry sauce! You'll be able to get your hands on this yummy creation at each showing of Leonard's Beautiful Pictures in Zeehan, and Scottsdale and at Theatre Royal, as well as part of The Marvellous Corricks in Launceston!Did someone say icecream and 100 year old films? 😉....#tendaystas #silverspoon #newicecreamflavour #tendaysontheisland #festival2021 #tendaysontheisland2021 @silverspoonice ... See MoreSee Less
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