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.

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 through the online contact form on this page, or else;

- Write a Letter to West Coast Heritage Centre, PO Box 70, Zeehan, Tasmania, 7469,
- Call us by phone (03) 6471 6225 or send us a fax at (03) 6471 6650,
- 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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A new book has arrived at the museum’s gift shop, Marion, it tells us about Marion’s extraordinary life through her eyes.
Marian Was born in Paris and her father was Napoleon Bonaparte stage.
Marion married Robert Sticht in the U.S.A in 1895, Robert was the first general manager of the Mt Lyell Mining & Railway Co. at Queenstown in 1897.
Marion officially declared the railway to Strahan open in 1899. She punched the first ticket and hammered in the final spike made of pure copper.
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Fun Fact Friday
Did you know that the Oceana mine was the last silver lead operating mine to close down in Zeehan, in 1960.
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Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Come on in and check out our range of gifts for that someone special in your life. New stock arrived this week. Spend $20 in one transaction and you will go into the draw to win a Valentine's Day gift pack valued at $65. (Prize must be collected from the Heritage Centre)
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West Coast Heritage Centre, ZeehanCongratulations to Aleisha Maskell on winning our Valentine's Day promotion. We hope you enjoy your prize.

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Valentine’s Day is near and we can’t help but fall in love with some of our gifts we have in stock. Show your Valentine how much you love them and give the gift of love through one of our lovely gifts ideas.
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