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.

Open everyday: 9:30am - 4:00pm.

This excludes Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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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West Coast Heritage & Minerals Fair! 3 DAYS TO GO! When?November 11 & 12 - 2023Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm Where? West Coast Heritage Centre (Zeehan Museum) 114 Main Street, Zeehan TAS 7469Queries? 6471 6225 ... See MoreSee Less
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A great way to spend a Friday night!PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION Friday 27 October 2023 - 8.00 pm to 9.30 pmZeehan Pioneer Cemetery Our paranormal investigation is a unique mix of exploring the unknown while embracing the lives of those who shaped Zeehan’s past. Using our paranormal equipment, we will explore the cemetery under the cover of darkness.Book here: ... See MoreSee Less
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