Mining Heritage and Tourism: A Global Synthesis

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-11
  • Publisher: Routledge

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@text:Many former mining areas have lost their industrial function and are now turning to tourism for regional revitalization and community economic development. The transformation process of these industrial (and in some cases derelict) landscapes into an area of interest for tourists is a major challenge both for planners and for tourism marketers.Mining Heritage Tourism is the first book to focus on these issues, challenges and potentials in redeveloping mines as cultural heritage attractions which are explored thematically throughout the book. It draws on multidisciplinary research to consider the dichotomy between heritage preservation and tourist development goals for mining heritage sites. It is illustrated with case studies from a vast range of geographical locations to offer operational insights into the planning & management of developing these sites for Tourism, as well as innovative site management techniques.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of contributorsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
What happens when mining leaves?p. 3
Interpreting mining heritagep. 11
The making of two mining museums: Bowes and Beamish, North East Englandp. 13
Chinese mining heritage and tourism in the goldfields of the Pacific Rimp. 23
Pilgrimage in heritage tourism: finding meaning and identity in the industrial pastp. 33
The branding of Beaconsfield: how a mining disaster put the Tasmanian town on the tourist mapp. 44
Transforming mines into heritage attractionsp. 55
Mining the mining museum on New Zealand's North Island: rich veins of dissentp. 57
Transforming working mines into tourist attractions: conceptual and practical considerationsp. 72
Developing a heritage tourism attraction in a working salt mine: the Kansas underground salt museump. 84
Visitor interpretation of the environmental impacts of the gold rushes at the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, Australiap. 97
Sustaining the benefits of heritage mining for site, city and region: exploring the success of Sovereign Hill outdoor museump. 108
Traditional mining attraction destinationsp. 129
Flogging a dead horse or creating cultural capacity? The development and impact of mines as alternative tourist destinations: a case study of South Wales, UKp. 131
Mining heritage and tourism in the former coal mining communities of Cape Breton Island, Canadap. 144
GeoTourism site development in Slovakiap. 158
Mining tourism in the Spanish province of Huelva: the case of the Riotinto Mining Parkp. 171
Globalization and the future of mining attraction destinationsp. 181
Planning for the future: tourism options for an open pit coal mine at Ha Long Bay, Vietnamp. 183
Mining tourism in Ouro Preto, Brazil: opportunities and challengesp. 194
Mining heritage, local development and territory identity: the case of Sardiniap. 203
Geotourism, mining and tourism development in the Bay of Fundy, Canadap. 214
From mining boom towns to tourist haunts: the ghost town life cyclep. 227
Lessons learnedp. 239
Lessons in transforming mines into tourism attractionsp. 241
Indexp. 249
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