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The Miner's Cottage CHARTERS TOWERS (Bookings Essential)

Tourist Attraction in Charters Towers City
26 Deane Street, Charters Towers City QLD
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The little Miner's Cottage is not open on a daily basis. The gold panning activity is available for large school and bus groups by booking well in advance.
Cost for the gold panning experience "Lucky Dip" is currently $20 (with tuition)
REAL ALLUVIAL GOLD to be found in the gravels. Allow 1 hour...

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a year ago
A great couple of hours spent with ' Gecko' and old mate listening to tales, discussing their collection of local items from times gone by, and, of course, panning for gold. Highly recommended if you have time to spare while in the Charters Towers area.
- Don S
3 years ago
The miners cottage was an incredible experience. Panning for gold, all found our fair share of gold an the owner Alan is a great character, very friendly an hospitable.
- Melanie L
4 years ago
We loved it! We just stopped in on a whim. Allan was informative and engaging and we learnt a lot about the mining history of the area. The kids had a blast panning for gold. Definitely an experience we will remember. Felt like stepping back in time.
- Alana R

You've never seen a museum like this!!

             Originally an antique shop back in the 1990's this (1890's) timber and iron workers cottage is crammed full of relics and unusual artifacts from old Charters Towers. 
              It is now home to a private collection put together by the present owner/curator Alan Silverwood. (an ex-prospector/bush surveyor).
             At this time of year the cottage is only open to interested persons who want to here some "stories from the past" and perhaps learn how to pan for gold (like a pro).
There are 3 tours available.

1. A personal tour of the cottage and the private collection with a gold panning demonstration. For a small extra charge visitors can try their luck in the "tailings" on site.

2. Test yourself with the "mystery" objects guessing game - maybe win a prize??

3. For the more adventurous, take the R rated tour?  R for "risqué)

REMEMBER You must book a tour by Clicking Here to Make a Booking Online Now! 

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26 Deane Street
Charters Towers City QLD 4820
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