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East Coast Heritage Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Very interesting selection

Met by a wonderful couple who had a wealth of knowledge Great chance to wander around. The old... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bathurst, Australia
Full of local history

We stopped by the museum with hopes of finding some information about Tasmanian ancestors who lived... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Tracey B
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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22 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
+61 3 6256 5066
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

An unexpected professionalism in terms of the presentation of the visuals and information. Obviously some caring and competent people have contributed time and effort. Many of these facilities seem to club you into submission with lack of theme and thoughtless presentation of endless material, not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met by a wonderful couple who had a wealth of knowledge Great chance to wander around. The old class school room brought back many memories Worth another visit

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We stopped by the museum with hopes of finding some information about Tasmanian ancestors who lived in the area in the 1840’s but came up empty. The local genealogist was not in that day, but the person working in the museum was able to help...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for info which they have plenty of history from around the area, def with a visit. Also info/history on surrounding towns.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We needed information to help us make beat use of our time in Swansea and got it from Catherine. Interesting military and local history on show.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

The museum is free, but requests donations. Many exhibits are related to the military, but my favorite was the old school classroom complete with a “properly” dressed teacher at the front.

Thank Richard M
Maureen M, Curator at East Coast Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Pleased you liked out exhibitions and a trip down memory lane. Best wishes

Reviewed 13 February 2018

Zeehan on the west coast of Tasmania has the West Coast Heritage Museum and Swansea has the east coast version. However the east coast version is far smaller without the outdoor area with various equipment and is effectively just a few rooms of memorabilia tacked...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Great little museum. Lots of history of the people and the area. Very detailed. Great old schoolroom set up! Derek who works (or volunteers?) was quite knowledgeable and a king and interesting person to have a chat to while we were there. Gold coin donation...More

Thank DaveandApril
Reviewed 1 February 2018

This is a nice little museum with local social and natural history. We enjoyed chatting with one of the volunteers about the town fathers and some of the historical houses around the area. It's free to enter and they have a spot for a coin...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

If visiting Swansea take a half an hour or so to connect with the amazing history of the district. Followup a visit with a visit to the local cemetery to really make these connections.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to view the towns history. They have the names of fallen and returned soldiers from the district, info about the families that settled the town, plus an old school room. Must visit. It gives an insight into the names of...More

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Maureen M, Curator at East Coast Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to local museum. Best wishes Maureen Martin Ferris

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