Historic Village Herberton
Historic Village Herberton
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Sarah D
3 contributions
This was one of best kept Historical places I have seen. Extremely well maintained and presented.
You need a day to explore the whole area, with rest breaks in between.
The staff were great and provided all the information you could ask for.
Dog friendly, we were able to take our kelpie with us and she got two treats..
This is a must see, you will not be disappointed.
Written 17 February 2024
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Leo
Beijing, China17 contributions
One of the very best open air museums we have ever seen. Staff is very friendly. We enjoyed our lunch at the Pioneer Camp very much; cooked on open fire an again very friendly staff.
Written 15 February 2024
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Jaguar3
Sao Paulo, SP48 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Fantastic place to visit for children, teenagers and everyone. Tremendous insight into the past. Could have spent days here.
Written 9 January 2024
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Thank you for the wonderful review, we really appreciate you sharing your experience.
Written 22 January 2024
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Andrew
Manly Vale, Australia3 contributions
The best and most well kept historic village Ive seen anywhere. I cant imagine how much work gies into the upkeep. Blacksmith was entertaining and educational, damper and billy tea was excellent and the range and quality of displays was amazing. An excellent day out for singles, couples or a family. Travelling around Australia fir work means I see a lot of thus sort of attraction and this is the bedtime anywhere by a long way.
Written 27 November 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. Your review made our day and we can't wait to welcome you back.
Written 5 December 2023
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Love2Travel
Sunshine Beach, Australia32 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Historical Village was worth the stop. Make sure you head to the Pioneer Camp, across the creek, for a generous serve of fresh, warm damper with syrup. We were not told about it at reception. Tea & coffee are also available there. Very tasty damper! It was great watching the blacksmith, too. We comfortably walked around the village in about 2hrs, with stops.
Written 23 October 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you had a wonderful experience, especially your detour to the Pioneer Camp for some warm damper with syrup —sounds like you discovered one of our hidden gems! We apologize for not mentioning it at reception, and we appreciate your understanding.
Written 5 December 2023
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Greynomad_10
Sydney, Australia117 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Plenty of artefacts dating back to the early pioneering days to the 1970s. Interesting to envisage how the pioneers survived and thrived and to see what was modern in our time (we are 80) is now regarded as being an antique! Grandchildren would be unable to comprehend how we managed without Apple
Written 23 October 2023
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Thank you for your review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back soon.
Written 5 December 2023
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Judi K
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Couples
Simply amazing! So well done to all involved. Staff were friendly and helpful. Displays were well maintained and the grounds are well kept. Not normally a museum person but could spend days here easily. The film is a must see. Hats off to Herberton! Loved it 💝
Written 10 October 2023
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Thank you for your lovely review. Our team works hard to create a welcoming and informative experience, and we're delighted to know you enjoyed your visit so much.
Written 5 December 2023
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daisybusandus
Australia2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This place is absolutely incredible! If you like artefacts, museums or history this one blows most out of the water! We had to get the return pass and come back the next day it was that incredible! (All are 3 consecutive day tickets) I have never seen such a well thought out, immersive and extensive compilation of artefacts in Australia, and so much of it is running too which is mind blowing, The cars and tractors have demonstrations every day, the blacksmith is incredible and the master woodworker Lyle is exceptionally talented and kind.
This is a must see Australian attraction!!! A highlight of our trip so far!
Written 12 September 2023
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Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great experience wondering through and taking in our collection and interactive demonstrations. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon. Darryl and Lyle are incredibly skilled and wonderful to watch, so we are really pleased you enjoyed watching and meeting them.
Written 26 September 2023
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Yoni R
8 contributions
Aug 2023
So many recreated cottages and shops to visit! Quite well curated in part, although there's a tendency to accept all donations and 'put them somewhere'! We thinkl it might be better to cull a little, and provide more signage in shops.
We went bacvk a second day, as our feet needed a rest to get around it all!
Avoid the cafe: overpriced and stale food.
Written 24 August 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your visit. We appreciate your feedback and your suggestion regarding signage - we are hoping to offer in 2024 an audio tour to complement the exhibits and offer more information. We are sorry to hear about your less than satisfactory experience with the Teahouse. This is managed independently to the Village, so we will pass this feedback on. Your input is valuable to us, and we hope to have the opportunity to provide a better experience during your next visit.
Written 26 September 2023
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Schlepper1939
Brisbane Region, Australia893 contributions
This would have to be one of the best historic villages in Australia, and well worth another visit. A superb range of historic buildings/businesses to captivate any audience. Maybe too much to see in one go.
Included in the village is an old pub where one can get a bite to eat and a refreshing beverage.
A must do.
Written 21 August 2023
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Wow thank you for the wonderful review. Your thoughts and feedback are really appreciated.
Written 26 September 2023
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Historic Village Herberton admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 2,089.22, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 5,387.94 per person.

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