The Miner's Cottage in Charters Towers is a restored workers' cottage built in the late 1800s. The building houses a fascinating collection of goldfields memorabilia which showcases the wonderful history of Charters Towers. It is much more than a museum full of relics! Experienced guides conduct tours through the rooms, explaining the various episodes of the city's development from the early discoveries of gold through to the present day mining activity under the streets.... more
The cottage especially caters for groups and school excursions. During the months of April to October, many hundreds of school age children visit The Miner's Cottage to learn about the history and to 'pan for real alluvial gold'.
The owner, Mr Alan Silverwood, is an experienced prospector and is always willing to pass on some tips on where to find gold. The Miner's Cottage has become a 'must see' attraction in the town.... less
|Adult||$6.00||01 Nov 13 - 31 Jan 14|
|$4.00||01 May 12 - 31 Jan 14|
|$4.00||01 May 13 - 31 Jan 14||Children three years and under are free of charge.|
|$5.00||01 May 13 - 18 Jan 14||Gold Panning activity (with expert tuition). This is a "Lucky Dip" of river gravel which may contain real gold. Tuition is provided and if gold is found? participants can keep it. Great activity for children and adults who have never had a go at panning for gold.|
|Concession||$5.00||01 May 13 - 31 Jan 14||Seniors card holders.|
|Family||$12.00||01 May 13 - 31 Jan 14||Two adults, and two children (under 12 years).|
|Group||$4.00||01 May 13 - 31 Jan 14||For groups of ten and over.|
|Student||$5.00||01 May 13 - 31 Jan 14||On presentation of student card.|
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