Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre

Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre

Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre
4.5
Visitor CentresCoffee ShopsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Welcome to Mareeba Heritage Museum & Visitor Information Centre. Gain an insight into the region's history and attractions by visiting the Mareeba Heritage Museum & Visitor Information Centre. The Centre is situated 63kms from Cairns on the southern outskirts of Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands and is open from 9am - 4pm, Mon-Fri and 8am-3pm Sat-Sun. Closed only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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RustyHTims59
Tamworth, Australia147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We drove into Mareeba with "next to none" in regards to knowledge of the Mareeba Region & left there with a wealth of knowledge of the vast array of current
Agricultural Crops & history of the former Commercial Tobacco Farming Industry that ceased in Australia in the 1990's
The Museum was set up really well with very friendly staff & a good Coffee Shop
Restaurant
With a very inexpensive entrance fee and at least a couple of hours to spare it was well worth dropping in for a visit.
Written 1 October 2023
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Written 26 November 2023
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Angela H
Traveller128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
How awesome was this display?! Totally unexpected. $5 for a three day pass! I lovely snapshot in time. Cafe was great too. Do recommend the Snickers Iced Chocolate!!
Written 14 September 2023
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Written 25 September 2023
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Megs
Port Hedland, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A great exhibition obviously put together with a lot of pride.
Really well laid out, the replica village is fantastic!
Tobacco display was very informative.
Well done to the historical society!!
Written 2 September 2023
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Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. The team of volunteers at Mareeba Heritage Centre do indeed a wonderful job :) We are separate to the historical society.... they are next door (but also do a great job!) Travel Safe.
Written 3 September 2023
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Yoni R
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
A fabulous little museum, with enthusiastic and really pleasant volunteers running it. Lots to see. There's a scan do it yourself tour, but we had no earbuds, so would have liked more signage for the various exhibits.
Written 24 August 2023
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Written 24 August 2023
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chamilton
Letchworth Garden City, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We loved our visit to this quirky, friendly and interesting museum. At $10 for four of us (under 16s are free) it was great value and full of historic items from the past life of this town. Much of the museum is outdoors and allows you to wander in and around historic buildings/structures. The cafe is situated in the middle of the exhibits, and had a lovely atmosphere and a surprisingly long and delicious menu. I was really pleased we called in.
Written 9 August 2023
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Written 14 August 2023
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Chris W
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We come to Mareeba each year to visit friends and regularly go the the Mareeba Heritage Centre for Coffee and Breakfast. On this visit we were told we had to pay a $5 entry fee each time you come to see a museum we have seen many times before. So $10 minimum spend for a coffee. Not me, we have had our last meal at the Heritage Centre on principal alone
Written 5 August 2023
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Our team of volunteers here at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre are committed to provide excellent customer service so I am terribly sorry to hear that our service was not to your satisfaction. The decision to implement an admission fee, results from impacts felt by the COVID pandemic, the uncertainty of a decrease in local government funding, along with increased competition for grants, dwindling fundraising efforts, reduced donations and decreases in earned income, along with the concerning decline of participating volunteers. We want the Mareeba Heritage Centre to continue to thrive as a viable and sustainable asset to the community. The sitting area of the Coffee House is nested inside the Heritage Museum and therefore requires the admission fee however, take-way coffees can be ordered without the fee. Wishing you safe travels.
Written 14 August 2023
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Lesley P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
I was appalled to find that we could no longer use the coffee shop without paying for entrance to the museum. As we only wanted coffee we were not willing to do this. The girl was quite unpleasant saying the rules have been changed. I did suggest that they would lose a lot of business with this rule. I was disappointed as I have been there many times in the past.
Written 25 July 2023
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Our team of volunteers here at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre are committed to provide excellent customer service so I am terribly sorry to hear that our service was not to your satisfaction. The decision to implement an admission fee, results from impacts felt by the COVID pandemic, the uncertainty of a decrease in local government funding, along with increased competition for grants, dwindling fundraising efforts, reduced donations and decreases in earned income, along with the concerning decline of participating volunteers. We want the Mareeba Heritage Centre to continue to thrive as a viable and sustainable asset to the community. The sitting area of the Coffee House is nested inside the Heritage Museum and therefore requires the admission fee however, take-way coffees can be ordered without the fee. Wishing you safe travels.
Written 2 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HubertT224
Geelong, Australia104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We called in for a cup of coffee and suprise, suprise what a great museum they got in Mareeba QLD.
Worth while the visit, coffee and cake were hot and tasty.
Written 22 June 2023
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Written 2 August 2023
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WorldTravla7
Cairns, Australia6,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
A group of 6 of us stopped in for breakfast at the café on the way out to Talaroo Hot Springs. I had been once before many years ago (just to the Museum) and it was nice to eat breakfast amongst so much local history. My breakfast was a true North Queensland original – Local Avocado Benny - eggs benedict creatively rendered with fried eggs on ciabatta with sliced tomato and avocado! There is a first time for everything. It tasted good, so no complaints from me. I also loved the large mural/painting of the waterfall in the café – though we are all waterfall chasers yet we could not work out which FNQ waterfall it was! We also had a quick look through the museum which has some excellent displays including a section about the history of tobacco as a driver of Mareeba’s economy in the past. Great memory – rocking out to Neneh Cherry’s ‘Buffalo Stance’ on the drive from Mareeba out to Atherton.
Written 7 January 2023
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It is Emerald Creek Falls! Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Travel Safe.
Written 16 May 2023
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kelli3
Coffs Harbour, Australia41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We loved this unexpected museum! Wonderful information about the local area. The staff were super helpful and provided great information!
Written 16 October 2022
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Written 16 May 2023
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