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Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful center. Great information and various displays to appeal to all age groups. Worth... read more

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Cootamundra, Australia
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Our group visited here... we ate lunch here and watched the documentary about the birth of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Traralgon, Australia
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The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre showcases the amazing history of the Snowy Mountains Scheme; from the early days of construction through to how it is operated by Snowy Hydro today. This is a must for any visitor to the Snowy Mountains region! The...more
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Lot 1 Monaro Hwy, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia
+61 2 6453 2004
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful center. Great information and various displays to appeal to all age groups. Worth stopping in for a visit while in Cooma. There is a good size cafe. We didn't eat there but it looked nice.

Thank cp27698
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our group visited here... we ate lunch here and watched the documentary about the birth of the Snowy Hydro project . Rather like watching old slides... it's entertaining as you get a perspective of time changes. We were given a brief talk about how it...More

Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must if staying here as the centre has all the history of how the scheme started and has a small theatre where the full history is told in detail. A must see so you can understand how this all works. Well worth...More

Thank Antico1815
Reviewed 7 August 2018

the coverage of the history of the scheme and the integration of the scheme into the national grid was very interesting. It gave us a good start on our adventure to travel to the highlights of the scheme over the next 3 days

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Very interesting centre. A must to see for people who wants to understand the Snowy Mountains project, the former one (still in operation) and the coming one (Snowy2.0 for 2 000 MW project to be cosntructed soon !)

Thank Jean-Marc P
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre is a bit tiny compared to most museums nearby (Canberra). Considering that Snowy Hydro has a lot of historical value....100,000 (majority new migrants) helping to build this magnificent infrastructure, it would’ve been nice to include more information about the people...More

Thank AceoftheHouse
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The snowy hydro exhibition is a must do. It is interesting and informative. The blood sweat and tears which all contributed to this amazing development is mind blowing. We would thoroughly recommend a visit.

1  Thank wendy c
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This small museum houses the history of the building of The Snowy Mountain Scheme, has a clean and modern rest room facility and a cafe and gift shop. There is ample parking and picnic facilities. It’s a good alternative to other rest places in Cooma.

Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this centre on Sunday . It was very informative and we especially loved watching the video in there theatre They have clean toilet and nice cafe. We tried the coffee there and it was pretty good

Thank 730matthew
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This is a must see place if you're passing through Cooma. Full of informative and educational stuff, together with lots of history. We took our son along, but we learned just as much as he did, particularly historical facts. A great Aussie experience.

2  Thank susanjaneloughran
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