Umoona Opal Museum & Museum Guided Tours

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  • See “The Story of Opal” - a 20 minute award-winning documentary presented in an underground theatrette on three panoramic screens.

  • An explanation of opals including the different types and quality.

  • Underground dugout home - contrasting examples of an early hand dug and modern machine dug home.

Modern Dugout - Underground Home
Modern Dugout - Underground Home
  • Historic photographs depicting mining and living conditions in Coober Pedy in the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Posters of every movie made in Coober Pedy are on display.

  • The Opal Mine - first worked in the 1920s, today we take people through the mine to see (and understand) how opal is formed and mined.

Miner in a Heritage Dugout
Miner in a Heritage Dugout
Kids in mine

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