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Historic Village Herberton

6 Broadway, Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia
+61 7 4096 2002
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A visit to the Historic Village Herberton is like stepping back in time. Showcasing Australia’s rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone.Open year round to visitors, the Village collects, preserves and displays fascinating historical exhibits from across Australia. The history of this museum is also closely tied with the township of Herberton and features many priceless antiques as well as buildings that have come from the town’s ancestors.The Village currently has over 50 original buildings that date from Herberton’s foundation years. Walking through the Village, visitors are given a sense of being in a real township complete with chemist, bottle collection, school, bank, grocer’s store, frock salon, toy shop, mechanic, jail and more.
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6 Broadway, Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia
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"amazing collection"
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Reviewed yesterday

Rarely will you find such complete pieces of Aussie history from bygone days where the full diversity of those days are included in such detail in every building. From the homestead to pubs, the newspaper, the Masonic hall, radio shop, chemist (fabulous), Salvation Army Hall,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this historic village by accident and were so happy we did ! The village is an amazing site ! So much to see, the staff were all lovely. The train ride was so much fun. We finished our day with some tea...More

Thank usernameenvy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told this was a great place and must do. So off we went expecting to spend a couple of hours there. Over 5 hours later we left. There is so much history there and collections of all sorts. We were lucky enough to...More

Thank Kathy D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow the best ever. 4 hours walking around and we were gobsmacked, didn't want to leave. Give yourself at least 3 - 4 hours to see everything. Exhibitions, griunds, buildings all well maintained. Staff lovely, coffee shop for a break before continuing. 60 lovingly restored...More

Thank europeexperience8
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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow thank you so much for your enthusiastic feedback - reviews like yours make our day. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit of the Village and brought your furry friend along for the day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolutely amazing place. A must visit if you are in North Queensland. We loved every minute and it was like visiting our childhood and gave us warm memories. Thank you for preserving our history and culture

Thank jpmackenzie
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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Visiting the Village is indeed a trip to the past and we are glad you had a great day. Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have visited the Village twice - the first time was in August 1978. I loved it both times, though it has matured beautifully with age - like a fine wine. The village has everything from a newspaper office to a toy shop, a butcher’s...More

Thank mashes26
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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review . You might actually be the first person with a 40 year gap in between visits. We would love to have you back, three's a charm after all!

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Unfortunately we only had one day to view the museum, You could easily spend two or more days, especially if the activity presentations like the train are operating. The museum is a collection of historical buildings relocated to the site and displaying many perspectives of...More

Thank petsaloz
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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your extensive review which surely will be helpful for others as well. WE are glad you had a good day at the Village; it is our aim to keep all exhibits as well preserved as possible and create this historic atmosphere for...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This place is not to be missed , it has everything from class rooms to vintage cars. Take the time to visit here and you will be amazed at the collection of toys , books , old shops and past history . It is truly...More

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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review! We are happy you enjoyed your visit and even had time to come back the next day.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Attended as first timers for the Pioneer weekend...and will go back again and again. Impressive and ever so educational, nostalgic and sociologically rich. First class set up of displays with interesting self guided info and interactive activities. The range of living history available ensures all...More

Thank The-Junk-Wave
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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your lovely and informative review. We are glad you had a good time at the Village's Pioneer Weekend. By the way, our tickets are valid for days. So if you happen to have more time...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We had been told how great this museum is & were not dissappointed. There is a fee, & they do offer Seniors Card discount. We wondered around for nearly 3 hours & & did not see it all. The collection of items from our past...More

Thank Sandy P
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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sandy, thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed this "trip to the past" and are looking forward to seeing you again. On that note, our tickets are valid for two days so if you happen...More

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Hi Carolyn, I recently went to Herberton Historic Village and yes it is dog friendly. While I was there there was a dog on a lead, as long as it is well behaved you and your Labrador will have a great walk and an... More
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