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Beaconsfield - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located only 40 km north of Launceston on the West Tamar Highway, Beaconsfield is in the heart of the north eastern apple growing district and part of the Tamar Valley region.

Beaconsfield is where the regions future took off, when gold was discovered at Cannage Tree Hill in the late 1870’s. Mining is still going on in Beaconsfield in one of the old shafts. The other two are closed and now house the Grubb Shaft Museum.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Beaconsfield Attractions

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
• West St, BEACONSFIELD TAS 7270 • Ph: 03 6383 1473 • Email
• Formerly the Grubb Shaft Gold & Heritage Museum, the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre is a place packed with history and where you embark on a historical journey. With interactive displays, you can live a different story around every corner of the museum. With buttons to push, levers to pull, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for, it is a museum for the entire family where you can enjoy and appreciate the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley.

In the Mine Rescue Display, you can read the story of those extraordinary events that occurred in April 2006, when a rock fall occurred in the Beaconsfield Gold Mine. As you crawl through a tunnel to view a replica of the cage where the two miners, Todd Russell and Brant Webb, were trapped, you get a hint of what the miners experienced. As well, the display acknowledges the contribution of the community during those days and hours of the rescue, the paramedics, fire services, police, State Emergency Services, Council staff, volunteers, the media and miners, who worked tirelessly throughout the rescue effort.
The Historic Tasmania Gold Mine
• The Grubb Shaft Gold & Heritage Museum has occupied a site adjacent to the Beaconsfield gold mine since 1982. Assistance and encouragement from the AMAX Corporation allowed the museum committee to reconstruct part of the old ruins for display space which opened to the public in 1984.

The Grubb Shaft Gold & Heritage Museum is now the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre (see below). The Beaconsfield Gold NL website still has some historic information about the gold mine in the Beaconsfield area.
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Beaconsfield Distance

Distance to Beaconsfield
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Beaconsfield:
  Km
• Beauty Point 5
• Bicheno 198
• Burnie 105
• Bruny Island 284
• Clarence Point 10
• Cradle Mountain 133
• Deloraine 59
• Devonport 60
• Evandale 59
• Exeter 17
• Freycinet Peninsula 212
• George Town 35
• Hobart 237
• Huonville 274
• Kelso 14
  Km
• Launceston 41
• Longford 62
• Low Head 40
• Mole Creek 83
• Penguin 89
• Port Arthur 287
• Sheffield 73
• Smithton 189
• St Marys 168
• Stanley 183
• Strahan 257
• Table Cape 128
• Ulverstone 77
• Westbury 45
• Wynyard 123
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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