Step back in time and discover what life was like for the miners of yesteryear.
Guided tours with a retired miner are available by appointment.
Alternatively, take the self-guided option consisting of audio visual presentations and interpretive panels.
The mine contains a coal skip, mining equipment and memorabilia from the days of underground mining. Try lifting some of the drills and marvel at the stamina of those early underground miners.
The impressive iron gates which adorn the front of the mine were originally used on a cattle transport ship owned by Johnston and Lynn. Johnston later became the owner of Amalgamated Collieries who used the gates on their Bullfinch mine. The gates were later donated to the Collie Rotary Club.
The replica coal mine was constructed in 1983 by the Collie Rotary Club to commemorate the centenary of the discovery of coal. Underground mining ceased in 1994, with all mining now done by open cut. Collie coal has been used to power Western Australia for more than 100 years.
The attraction can cater for small tour groups of up to 30 people, and is a popular attraction with school groups.
While there is no minimum number for the guided tours, advance bookings are essential. Self guided tours are available during the visitor centre’s opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm, Saturday/Public Holidays 10am – 3pm, Sunday 10am – 2pm. Entry fees apply.