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Miners Cottage, The
Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

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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.

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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.

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Property Details


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    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
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    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre


  • Fossicking
  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome. Gold panning for real gold is available for children, and it's "finders keepers". Very popular activity for people of all ages.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Pets are allowed. Please contact operator for details.

How To Get There:
The Miner's Cottage is centrally located within the 'one square mile' heritage precinct of Charters Towers. Just a short walk from the Visitor Information Centre and Post Office. Look for the signpost direction at the corner of Gill Street and Deane Street near the Subway short.
Listed in Google Maps - simply search from The Miner's Cottage Charters Towers.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid FromInclusions
Adult$6.00   01 Nov 13 - 31 Jan 14    
(Aged 4-12)
$4.00   01 May 12 - 31 Jan 14    
(Aged 4-12)
$4.00   01 May 13 - 31 Jan 14   Children three years and under are free of charge.
(Aged 4-12)
$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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26 Deane Street
Charters Towers
Queensland 4820 Australia

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