Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
The Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre is located in Beaconsfield, Tasmania. It was originally called the Grubb Shaft Gold and Heritage Museum. It was formed in 1972 after discussions were held as to forming a district museum, after which construction of the actual centre began, finally being opened in 1984. It is currently run by the West Tamar Council and holds over 10,000 pieces in its collection.
The West Tamar Historical committee was formed and between 1972-1981 the committee collected historical material and raised money. In 1982 the Grubb Shaft engine house ruins became available to the West Tamar Historical Committee. The committee began the process of developing the ruins into a tourist attraction to house and preserve the rich history of the area.