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Australian Sugar Industry Museum

Brsuce Highway, Mourilyan, Queensland 4858, Australia
+61 7 4063 2477
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Interesting history

The museum is not huge but has a lot of relics indicating how hard the pioneers/immigrants did work... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New South Wales, Australia
via mobile

$12pp entry fee (adult). Very informative 7-8 minute video giving an overview of the sugar cane... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Juanita M
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Historical displays of sugar cane growing, harvesting and milling. Full sized steam trains, full sized steam engine from a sugar mill. Audio visual displays. Interpretative displays explains how sugar cane grows and how sugar is made. Replica cane cutters barracks. Display of Pacific Islander involvement in the development of sugar industry in Australia.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“jelly beans” (4 reviews)
“lovely ladies” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
Brsuce Highway, Mourilyan, Queensland 4858, Australia
+61 7 4063 2477
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is not huge but has a lot of relics indicating how hard the pioneers/immigrants did work and there poor living conditions and equipment used in harvesting the cane. They had old tractors truck etc crushing equipment and videos operating how the sugar was...More

Thank coffeebeans2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$12pp entry fee (adult). Very informative 7-8 minute video giving an overview of the sugar cane industry in Australia and it's history. The rest of the museum was ok with information to read regarding history and how sugar cane is processed, artefacts, old machinery and...More

Thank Juanita M
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here. It was very informative, with lots to read, watch & look at. Took us around an hour.

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Highly interactive museum, has allot of original equipment used in the cane growing industry but the video explanations and original footage are the true gems. I learnt so much and my 9y.o soon livedy climbing into the old trains and Ford Ute.

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This was a great museum fronted by fabulous staff. They were incredibly helpful and a wealth of information about the industry and north Queensland in general. The museum was well set out and informative. Would recommend.

Thank Clara N
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Easy to understand. Is complete history of sugar industry in Australia with audio visual and text displays. Worth a visit. $13 an adult.

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Travelling up north .we asked ourselves questions which neither one us knew.after leaving .we knew the lot.hosts at front counter were great and very informative with other questions we asked about area. so so glad we stopped.jelly beans were yummy thanks .allow a couple of...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Came here because my friend is obsessed with the sugar industry - found it enlightening about the history of the workers. They have old machinery they used to use and the plaques very informative. Two lovely ladies on reception. Worth a visit... It's fairly small...More

Thank Danni C
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

An impressive collection of old harvesting equipment and ancient computer gear. The info plaques were also good, and didn't shy away from the human trafficking of the industry's past. Having said that, the museum is funded by the industry, and a lot of the info...More

Thank Kenny M
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

As most of the area from north of Mossman down to the NSW border has sugar cane growing it gave us a wonderful explanation of the process, with so much historic equipment , information and film show. Well worth a visit .

Thank frankst
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