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Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre)

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Interesting geological display

This was a well presented display of local minerals and worth a visit as part of a tour of Broken... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
J0anned568
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Canberra, Australia
Silver Tree

Lots of rocks to look at and other interesting things like the silver tree.Very well set out and... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
862sally
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Adelaide, Australia
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Behind the stone façade of the restored former Bond Store, the Albert Kersten Mining & Minerals Museum (GeoCentre) tells the story of how the world’s largest deposit of silver lead and zinc was formed in Broken Hill. It also displays a famous...more
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Bromide Street | Corner Crystal Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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+61 8 8080 3500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a well presented display of local minerals and worth a visit as part of a tour of Broken Hill. The museum has a short video at the beginning that explains the geological changes in the region which provides an excellent framework for our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J0anned568
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Lots of rocks to look at and other interesting things like the silver tree.Very well set out and worth a look.If you like rocks and minerals this is the place to go

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 862sally
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Such an interesting place. Was done so everyone can understand what is being said. Broken hill has amazing mining history and this place is a must see. Staff are awesome and super friendly and willing to answer all questions, even silly ones. Thank you for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KarinV961
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Great place for families to go in Broken Hill. Various interactive displays and many exhibits of rare minerals. Video provides an excellent overview of how Broken Hill lode was formed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

What a great place to visit, this is a well set up and interesting place. It has a great display of rocks and minerals and is very informative especially if you don't know much about this subject. The display was outstanding to us as we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is a wonderful way to learn more about the history of Broken Hill. The displays are well presented and the staff friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DianaFraser
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at the museum ! There is lots of displays of crystals , lots of old historical photos and old mining equipment /memorabilia . We loved the silver tree ' The boundary rider' and the poem story that went with it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank asfletcher
Reviewed 17 September 2018

An excellent visitor attraction well worth a visit and on of the highlights of Broken Hill. An excellent mineral collection and other quality displays.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AngusMRobinson
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Like most we had limited knowledge of rocks and minerals that we kick about on the ground. We watched the short video from The Big Bang to now, which gave us a greater understanding of the many rocks and beautiful minerals on display and what...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent collection of beautiful rock samples from the Broken Hill area. There is also a very good and informative short video.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kurt L
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