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Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre)

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great place for families to go in Broken Hill. Various interactive displays and many exhibits of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen M
Olsen's of Hendra

What a great place to visit, this is a well set up and interesting place. It has a great display of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy O
Brisbane, 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
+61 8 8080 3500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank DianaFraser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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.

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

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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.

1  Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My wife and I attended a free walking tour of the historical section of Broken Hill. Our guide, a retired miner, was entertaining and very knowledgeable on the history of mining and the town inn general. Well worth a visit if you are in the...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and spent a good 1.5 there. A fantastic informative audiovisual explaining the history of the mining in Broken Hill and the minerals were very well laid out with excellent explanations. Quite affordable entrance price of $8 pp for seniors. Well...More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

So much to see here, friendly staff, my husband just loved it and stayed much longer than I would of. More a mans thing i think, depends on your interests.

Thank bevturner
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