Activities at the cottage........

 

 

*Learn How to Pan for GOLD like a professional - Learn the SECRETS of successful gold panning.

 

*Explore the interior of an authentic Miner's home (circa. 1890)

 

*Meet some local characters who are passionate about their town and want to share stories with you.....

 

*Watch a selection of film presentations on Gold mining under the city streets (right now!) Why is "Breaker Morant" part of the towns past? and lots more....

 

*Read a book on the shaded verandah whilst enjoying a free cup of coffee or tea (self service)

The Miner's Cottage is not your ordinary static museum! It is actually a privately owned interpretive centre. The owner Alan Silverwood is a retired prospector with many years of mineral exploration experience.

 

Alan moved to Charters Towers in the 1990's and was responsible for setting out some of  the regions mine projects.

 

He now enjoys passing on his knowledge and "Hands-on" skills to interested visitors.

The little cottage is overflowing with local history and stories.......

  • facebook-square
  • Twitter Square
  • vimeo-square