Eric Thomas Galley Museum, Queenstown

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The Eric Thomas Galley Museum is a photographic and general museum in Driffield Street in Queenstown.One of two west coast Tasmania museums that house records and relics from the mining communities of the past, the museum is housed in a former 1897 contructed Imperial Hotel, which has also been a mining office and Youth Hostel.As a repository of the historical photographs and materials from the history of Queenstown it contains collections that hold in some cases the last vestiges of the former mines and localities on the west coast.The collection of photographs and text and materials relating to the 1912 North Mount Lyell Mining disaster is extensive.Considerable parts of the photograph collection were photographs collected by and also processed by Eric Thomas.An object from the museum was utilised in a 10 objects 10 stories exhibition in Hobart in 2016
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  • The Galley museum is definitely worth a stop for anyone interested in the history of the area, both written and photographic records. The museum is housed in a former 1897 constructed Imperial Hotel.....  more »
  • Like a trip in time the museum has a variety of items dating way back when the town was booming. Well worth a visit  more »
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