Battery Hill Mining Centre

Agri, Mining and Industry

The Battery Hill Mining Centre is the site of the historic No 3 Government Gold Stamp Battery, where it all started with the 1930’s outback gold rush. The centre overlooks the town and the surrounding countryside.

Enjoy an underground mine tour and see the historic Stamp Battery (costs apply). Wander through three museum exhibits: “Freedom, Fortitude and Flies”, a look at social life on the goldfields during the early formative years; the McLaughlin Minerals Collection, a spectacular array of mineral samples both local, and from around the world; and “100 Years ANZAC Spirit-Albert Borella VC”, a journey from Tennant Creek to Darwin and the Western Front.

Self-guided nature walks and static machinery displays are found around the site .

The Battery Hill Mining Centre is 1½ kilometres from the Tennant Creek town centre along Peko Road. The centre also houses the Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre.

The Battery Hill Mining Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and weekends from 9am to 4pm during the dry season. From October to April, the centre is open Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

Facilities

Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Enquiry Desk Free Wifi Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Membership

Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation

Rates

From AU$10.00

$10.00 to take a self-guided tour through the Freedom, Flies and Fortitude exhibit, Borella Museum and McLaughlin Mineral Collection

$50.00 for a guided tour through all three museums, minimum 2 people

Last entry is 4:00pm

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