Old Timers Mine & Museum – Self guided tour


Relive history and step back in time to 1916 with this original opal mine, historical museum and underground home, designed to give you the ultimate underground experience.

Continuous self guided tours and maps available in different languages.

Come and see some of the first opal found by William Hutchison in 1915.
The experience of the Old Timers Mine & Museum is one that is truly unique to this unusual town.

Come and talk to our friendly staff about opals and underground living and mining.

Our family has been in the opal business since the 1960’s. Have a look at our beautiful Coober Pedy, Mintabie, black and boulder opal acquired over 50 years. We also have a large range of fossils, opal pipes and seashells.

Authentic aboriginal paintings available in our shop and we provide you with a certificate of authenticity when purchasing solid opal and jewelry.

– Explore an historic 1916 opal mine
– See the natural seems of opal and fossils
– Admire opal with UV lights
– Walk through an original underground home
– Continuous self guided tours
– Underground gift shop
– Historic museum
– Opal jewelry
– Noodle in the pits
– Large range of souvenirs

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.