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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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+61 7 4096 2002
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"toy shop"
in 19 reviews
"stew"
in 27 reviews
"harley davidson"
in 6 reviews
"step back in time"
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"old cars"
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"australian history"
in 23 reviews
"atherton tablelands"
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"bygone era"
in 12 reviews
"few hours"
in 31 reviews
"billy tea"
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"day pass"
in 15 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 15 reviews
"printing press"
in 12 reviews
"allow plenty of time"
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"on display"
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"suspension bridge"
in 12 reviews
"tea house"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best you will see in Australia, that is so well displayed and presented. Took two days to fully appreciate the vast collection in beautiful surrounds. A must see.

Thank Brian W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. So well kept. Large grounds. Various displays and demonstrations. Amazing collections to view. Lots of staff so very well kept grounds and general maintenance. Very interesting. Very well done. On site cafe for morning tea or lunch or afternoon tea. Staff were so helpful...More

Thank Ross B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into Australian history then this is a must see. An incredible small town has been recreated with an attention to detail that must be seen to be believed. We spent 1.5 days there but I would allow 2 full days to really...More

Thank Craig C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best musuems of its type I have ever seen. Allow plenty of time, however, you can get an extended day pass for up to 3 days. The ticket price includes a visit to the mining musuem at the Visitor Centre. Highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are visiting the Atherton Tablelands. The 5 stars don’t do it justice, it should be a 6 or 7. I have never seen a collection of Australia memorabilia as extensive as this. It primarily covers the period 1850’s...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely amazing place, set on 16 acres of land, it’s like stepping back in time, you could spend the whole day there. There’s so much to see, like the blacksmith demo, camp fire cooking demo, they fired up some of the old John Deere...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This would have to be the best historical museum in Australia, luckily the admission fee, very reasonable, has a three day pass as two full days will not do justice to the absolutely amazing collection so wonderfully displayed in authentic venues together with working sites...More

Thank Neil C
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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Neil, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your detailed and helpful review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit of the Village and hope to see you again one day!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. I'd deliberated for a while regarding a visit and I'm so glad I did eventually get here. Worth every penny. The collection is exhaustive. The buildings incredible. Everything is so clean also, not at all musty like lots of museums. I...More

Thank Grubby G
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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Grubby, we are glad you finally decided to come visit the Village and even more so since it seems you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. Reviews like yours make our day, thank you for taking the time to write up your experience in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stumbled across the Historic Village as we were driving through. The collection of buildings and bits and pieces is well laid out, and indeed one of the better types of this that we have seen in our travels. There are interpretive signs around to...More

Thank youngmerinda
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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your lovely and helpful review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit of the Village and hope to see you again one day!

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

This place is awesome. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Cairns. We were there with two teenagers and they also found it very interesting. It is clear that an enormous amount of work has gone into setting up each and every...More

Thank Cassie W
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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cassie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your lovely and informative review. We so appreciate your recognition of our efforts and are glad you had a good time at the Village!

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JEDRosewoodQLD
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Response from wherermysheep | Reviewed this property |
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Carolyn C
26 August 2017|
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Response from Christine S | Reviewed this property |
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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