T-QUAL allows you to make more informed choices when selecting your tourism experiences.
South Australian tourism businesses on this site that feature the T-QUAL tick are quality assured. Trust the Tick! Read More
Visit the Old Timers Mine and Museum, Coober Pedy's premier, multi award winning, affordable and family friendly tourist attraction.
Explore a 1916 underground opal mine, museum and 1920 to 1990 home. View three large good quality opal seams, opalised seashells in the roof in their natural state, Coober Pedy's largest painted lady opal.
Compare opal prices of opal jewellery mined, cut and polished, and set locally at the Underground Opal and Gift shop.
Enjoy a continuous self-guided tour with written guides in a number of different languages including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Dutch and Hebrew.
Free opal mining machine demonstrations, blower and tunnelling machine available at 9.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Noodle the pit after your tour for the chance to find a special piece of opal - yours to keep. Tour departs daily on your arrival. 2008 South Australian Heritage and Cultural Tourism Award Winner. Accommodation packages also available, please enquire for details.
The Old Timers Mine is a Climate Action Business.