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Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre)

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A Must Visit Mining Museum In Broken Hill

An excellent visitor attraction well worth a visit and on of the highlights of Broken Hill. An... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AngusMRobinson
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Sydney, Australia
Interesting rocks

Like most we had limited knowledge of rocks and minerals that we kick about on the ground. We... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Kathleen D
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Adelaide, Australia
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Behind the stone façade of the restored former Bond Store, the Albert Kersten Mining & Minerals Museum (GeoCentre) tells the story of how the world’s largest deposit of silver lead and zinc was formed in Broken Hill. It also displays a famous...more
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Bromide Street | Corner Crystal Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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+61 8 8080 3500
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An excellent visitor attraction well worth a visit and on of the highlights of Broken Hill. An excellent mineral collection and other quality displays.

Thank AngusMRobinson
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Like most we had limited knowledge of rocks and minerals that we kick about on the ground. We watched the short video from The Big Bang to now, which gave us a greater understanding of the many rocks and beautiful minerals on display and what...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent collection of beautiful rock samples from the Broken Hill area. There is also a very good and informative short video.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

My wife and I attended a free walking tour of the historical section of Broken Hill. Our guide, a retired miner, was entertaining and very knowledgeable on the history of mining and the town inn general. Well worth a visit if you are in the...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and spent a good 1.5 there. A fantastic informative audiovisual explaining the history of the mining in Broken Hill and the minerals were very well laid out with excellent explanations. Quite affordable entrance price of $8 pp for seniors. Well...More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

So much to see here, friendly staff, my husband just loved it and stayed much longer than I would of. More a mans thing i think, depends on your interests.

Thank bevturner
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This was well set out and the multitude of minerals is astonishing. Would love to know what they are all used for. Movie and written info is good. Large silver nugget and Silver tree is very interesting.

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

For one as I am interested in geology this presentation showed the geological history and the path to this fantastic and historical district...staff was great and display well presented.so glad w visited

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 20 June 2018

so glad we came in here, i wouldnt normally visit a Geo Centre as its not my type of thing but what a great little find! keep up the good work guys

Thank adrianjohn123
Reviewed 13 June 2018

this Museum was recommended to us by the cafe on the hill and we are so glad we listened. Great little centre, friendly staff and some incredible information on the town, minerals and ore body

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