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Even better than our visit in 2013. Two typical homes of the 19th century: a cottage and a... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
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Excellent Way to viewhistoric Townsville

Very friendly staff, ended up getting a personalised tour through the houses by on of the very... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Ray C
Whangarei, New Zealand
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21 Aug 2018
“Not to be missed!”
12 Aug 2017
“Excellent Way to viewhistoric Townsville”
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5 Castling St | West End, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Even better than our visit in 2013. Two typical homes of the 19th century: a cottage and a substantial Queenslander. Furniture typical of the period is attractively displayed and guides are excellent. Also have info for kids. Thanks Bruce for the interesting and informative tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Very friendly staff, ended up getting a personalised tour through the houses by on of the very knowledgeable volunteers. Two of the three houses on display were open to view and were well laid out in period furnishings. Beautiful grounds also.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful homes with so much history, and well kept gardens. Fascinating place tucked away so close to the city

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jake A
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. The main house is a stunning piece of colonial Queensland architecture and most of the rooms are set up authentically with a few real treasures amongst them. The miner's cottage gives a good contrast and shows the ingenuity...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Sally H
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I love old houses, especially ones that have been restored to reflect the period. My husband not so inclined, but he was happy enough to come along for little history of life in FNQ in the late 1800's. We were greeted at the door by...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Jenanne65
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The two historic houses are beautifully preserved. A great insight into the North Queensland of times past. The guide was very friendly and interesting. St Marys church which adjoins the properties is also a beauty worth a photo or a look if open. The War...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Gazzax2
Reviewed 16 June 2015

A delightful insight into the history of Townsville. Bruce gave us a very informative guided tour of 'Currajong', it's history and the owners. It made such a difference having someone explain the history so you have a clearer understanding, instead of just looking at photos...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Great tour from excellent tour guide of two very different 19th century homes. Houses are furnished with items from the 19th century which have come from the Townsville area. A rare treat and not to be missed. Easy to reach by public transport.

Date of experience: July 2011
7  Thank drmushrooms
Reviewed 16 April 2010

The Heritage Centre is actually three buildings which have been transported to the site. Guided tours are offered and whilst we only visited twop of the buildings they afforded an opportunity to see early Townsville life through the eyes of a middle class family and...More

6  Thank westernsydney
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