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.


The West Coast Heritage Centre wishes to advise changes to its operating hours.
Please see below for details.

Commencing 28th June 2021 until further notice

Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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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ATTENTION!Due to irresolvable technical issues we have had to change our email address, see below for details. The email address is no longer accessible.Please update our contact details in your records.For all business, museum or Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair enquiries, or to contact Phillip Vickers or Teena Jones please contact: ... See MoreSee Less
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Throwback Thursday! An early photograph showcasing Zeehan miners. ... See MoreSee Less
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West Coast Heritage Limited would like to wish all the great fathers out there a very Happy Father's Day! *Please keep in mind we are currently closed of a Sunday. We will be open as usual Monday if you need a late gift! ... See MoreSee Less
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Tickets are almost sold out, get in fast!📌 GAIETY 🎭THEATRE + GRAND HOTEL 📌Only 2 weeks to go before we hit the road again to the township of Zeehan, a town rich in mining history on the Wild West Coast of Tasmania with grand relics of its early days.We are hosting our 2 hour Paranormal Investigation Tours at this Majestic Theatre and we want you to come and experience any Paranormal activity with us!!DATE: 18 September 2021We only have tickets left for our 7:00pm session only.We will explore this majestic building AFTER DARK equipped with some of the latest Paranormal Equipment for your two-hour experience to find out whom or what really does haunt the Theatre.This tour will be held at the Gaiety Theatre, 120 Main Street, Zeehan.This is an 18+ event and Limited tickets will be available due to COVID-19 restrictions.Cost is $59 per person.Purchase Tickets 🎫 here: #gaietytheatrezeehan #westcoasttasmania #zeehantas #paranormal #westcoastheritage ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosCommunity Meet & Greet with your Councillors Come along for a cuppa and bite to eat and ask your questions in an informal setting.Register your attendance to: or by calling 6471 4700 no later than midday Monday 13 September 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
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