Step back in time and embark on a thrilling journey into the depths of Collie’s coal mining history with our incredible replica Underground Coal Mine Experience and find out what it was like to work underground in the 1950’s.
The Replica Mine was constructed in 1983 by the Collie Rotary Club to commemorate the centenary of the discovery of coal and has recently undergone an upgrade to make the experience even more interesting.
Step back in time and embark on a thrilling journey into the depths of Collie’s coal mining history with our incredible replica Underground Coal Mine Experience. Delve into the heart of the earth on a self-guided tour through a meticulously crafted replica of an underground coal mine, where you’ll uncover the secrets of this gritty and awe-inspiring profession.
Venture deep underground to discover what life was like for the resilient miners of Collie. As you traverse this subterranean world, you’ll gain a profound understanding of the arduous tasks, teamwork, and camaraderie that defined the daily lives of these unsung heroes. Witness the astonishingly lifelike recreations of different job roles performed in the coal mines, from the backbreaking labour to working alongside powerful horses, and operating the essential equipment that fueled this industry.
But the adventure doesn’t stop there – experience the thunderous blast as coal is meticulously removed from the rock face. Feel the excitement and trepidation that miners faced in their pursuit of black gold. And be sure to keep your senses sharp, as you explore the dark and damp working conditions, for lurking critters that once accompanied miners on their journey may still be found, adding an element of surprise to your expedition.
The replica Underground Coal Mine Experience is not just a tour; it’s a voyage into a world that once thrived beneath the surface, and an opportunity to connect with the legacy of those who toiled in these subterranean labyrinths. Unearth the past, feel the adrenaline of a coal face blast, and immerse yourself in the captivating history of Collie’s coal mining.
Book your adventure today and make history come alive!
Self Guided Tours
Join a self guided tour to explore this underground world. Explore the history of coal mining in Collie, learn about different jobs the men did whilst working underground, the camaraderie of the teams, working with horses and the equipment used. Experience the blast as the coal is removed from the face and don’t forget to look around for the critters that could often be found in these dark and damp working conditions.
Tours are held daily:
- Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm. Last entry is at 3.30pm.
- Saturday: 10am to 3pm. Last entry is at 2.30pm.
- Sunday: 10am to 2pm. Lasy entry is at 1.30pm.
Self Guided Tour Costs:
- Adults $15
- Children (5 – 16 years) $10
- Children under 5 – Free
- Seniors $12
- Family Pass (2 adults and up to 3 children) $40
Are available with one of our retired mine guides. Bookings are a minimum group of 4 and must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
Guided Tour Costs:
- Adults $20
- Children (5 – 16 years) $15
- Children Under 5 – Free
- Seniors $17
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $55
Please note our guides are volunteers so Guided Tours are dependent on their availability. Please phone the Visitor Centre on 9734 2051 on weekdays to book a Guided Tour.
School and Large Group Bookings
School and Large Group Bookings can be made directly with the Visitor Centre and must be made in advance. As Tours are limited to 15 people per tour, we recommend combining your tour with a visit to the Coalfields Museum or Anglican Church. The Visitor Centre can also help with these bookings.
Bookings can be made online or through the Visitor Centre on 08 9734 2051.
We recommend suitable footwear as there are rail tracks and uneven surfaces throughout the mine and to allow 40 mins to an hour for the tour. Tours are limited to 15 people per time slot so we do advise booking ahead of time to secure your spot.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. The experience contains loud noises.
156 Throssell Street, Collie
(08) 9734 2051