The Miner's Cottage in Charters Towers is a restored workers' cottage built in the late 1800s. The building houses a fascinating collection of goldfields memorabilia which showcases the wonderful history of Charters Towers. It is much more than a museum full of relics! Experienced guides conduct tours through the rooms, explaining the various episodes of the city's development from the early discoveries of gold through to the present day mining activity under the streets.
The cottage especially caters for groups and school excursions. During the months of April to October, many hundreds of school age children visit The Miner's Cottage to learn about the history and to 'pan for real alluvial gold'.
The owner, Mr Alan Silverwood, is an experienced prospector and is always willing to pass on some tips on where to find gold. The Miner's Cottage has become a 'must see' attraction in the town.Visit Website
Child Activities, Child Minding, First aid equipment, Guide, Interactive Centre, Interpretive Centre, Shaded Area, Sheltered Area
Abseiling, Art and Craft, Fossicking, Guided Walks, Lessons/Tutorials