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The Channel Heritage Centre

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Address: 1755 Channel Highway, Margate, Tasmania 7054, Australia
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+61 3 6267 2333
10:00 - 16:00
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Stop and Enjoy

I visited the Museum with 3 other friends all the same age, we found so many wonderful items from our childhood, so much history of the area, this is staffed by volunteers who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited the Museum with 3 other friends all the same age, we found so many wonderful items from our childhood, so much history of the area, this is staffed by volunteers who deserve to see the enjoyed . The little coffee shop is full of home made goodies, and it was a real treat to spend an hour or... More 

Thank SandypHobart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum and one can easily lose oneself in it for a couple of hours. It has lots of fascinating information about the 'old' ways and one can walk into an old classroom, chemist, and shop, amongst others, and have a peek into someone's living room. They also have a (temporary?) commemoration of the 50th anniversary... More 

Thank Helen B
Heathcote, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved looking into the various rooms, and seeing reminders of a past time and life. The tribute to the 1967 fires was quite emotional and well done. a great insight into the living history of the area and greater Tasmania.

Thank laugra2016
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We came across this by accident and it is a gem. The kids loved the old phone, remember the old dial pad. They loved the old camera's and they even had a mock up of an old kitchen. Plus lots more. All for a gold coin donation.

Thank Morph77
Hobart, Australia
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Step in to the past when you go through the doors of the heritage centre. A warren of display spaces open windows on the history of the Channel area with glimpses of how people lived and worked, the local families, occupations, sports and sporting teams ... There is a great deal to see and the volunteer guides can add their... More 

Thank J-Tasfoodie
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The channel history centre was a really pleasant surprise. The charming volunteer-tony introduced us to the museum, and then left us to wander through on our own. He had wonderful knowledge of the local and tassie history and was more than happy to offer us his time. Displays were well set out and full of authentic memorabilia. The camera collection... More 

Thank Karen C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

The centre is well set and the displays are very informative. You could spend a whole afternoon here. This is a must for history buffs. The biggest collection of cameras I have ever seen dating back to mid 1800's when they first came out. The various industries of the area are well represented showing all the tools and implements used... More 

Thank Harry H
Kingston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

If you want to know anything about the history of this area then this small but very comprehensive museum IS A MUST SEE) Also has a great reference library with lots of local family history. Run totally by volunteers with a gold coin donation (SHOULD BE MORE!!!). Well done.

Thank Joan N
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Channel Heritage Centre is located at the southern end of Margate, don't miss the turn to enter on the left hand side. Entry is free however a gold coin donation is welcome and well worth it. The museum is separated into sections including the 1967 bush fires, replica of old shop, a room in an old house, school class... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you love local history, you'll love this place, entry is by donation (but be sure to give generously, they rely on this for upkeep) It gives an extensive timeline of settlement in the south, everything from the indigenous history, to the miniing history and there is a really good collection of local artifacts. Allow a good hour or so... More 

Thank Lisa W

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