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Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum

13 Zephyr St, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4128 4804
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Outstanding

My wife and my first time in Hervey Bay struggling to find things to do so we ended up at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike00177
via mobile
Amazing ,Great for a Sunday Visit

What a fantastic museum ,great for those history buffs and I loved seeing pictures of my ancestors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessstevo
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New South Wales, Australia
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Multi-award winning tourist attraction with 21 buildings and 12000 exhibits.Free Barbecue facilities. Interactive demonstrations on Sundays, 1pm to 3pm. Blacksmith, Wood Turner, Corn Sheller, Rope Maker. Open Fri, Sat, 1pm 'til 4.30pm. Sun, 10.30am 'til 4.30pm Adult: $10 Child: $3 Groups Welcome.Open all school holidays. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rope making” (25 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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13 Zephyr St, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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+61 7 4128 4804
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and my first time in Hervey Bay struggling to find things to do so we ended up at the museum. Certainly not an option we would ever consider as museums are not our thing. We arrived at this museum and were advised there...More

Thank Mike00177
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Mike. So pleased you decided to come in and look around. We are much bigger than we look from the road. You picked the best day with the demo's on a Sunday.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic museum ,great for those history buffs and I loved seeing pictures of my ancestors who were early settlers in the bay.

Thank Jessstevo
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great review. Regards Brian

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This local museum is to be applauded for the variety of day-to-day items assembled from the homes of settlers to the region. Older visitors will remember most of these items in their Grandparents homes or on their properties. Hand butter churns and common cooking utensils...More

Thank bryonia2015
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your perceptive review. I will pass on to our members.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our children (12,9,7 and baby) were so engaged that we found the 1.5 hours we had allowed was far too short to do the village justice. The volunteers who greeted us were immensely knowledgable and knew just...More

Thank lizziebateman
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review. I will pass it on to all our members so that they can all see it. Regards Brian Taylor

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

hi we had a wonderful day at the museum, the person that did the wood work, the corn shucking, and rope making was excellent, could not praise him enough, the whole lot of the people where great, we had a wonderful day and will be...More

Thank Jennifer W
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Jennifer. Being the demo person on that day, I am delighted with your comments. Reviews like yours make it all worth while.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent exhibitis and displays. Well maintained buildings and items. Heaps of information. I would recommend it for everyone.

Thank Jadyn T
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Jaydn. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Brian

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent exhibits, lots of information and lots of memories. Totally recommend it to anyone visiting the Hervey Bay area. Staff were friendly and informative. So much to see, bigger than it seems from the road, Whilst there were no displays on the day we visited,...More

Thank Nutsyk
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a shame you missed the demos. Always on Sundays. Maybe next time you visit.

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Very pleased that our friends took us to this Village & museum: Unfortunley the day we visited there was no live displays but the kind Volunteer's did offer us a free pass to go back when working: Disappointed we couldn't take up the offer as...More

Thank Toshes
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hi Toshes Pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our demonstrations are on Sunday afternoons between 1pm and 3pm. Check out our website for more information and links to videos etc. Regards Brian Taylor (MRM)

Reviewed 16 June 2017

This museum is a great collection of memorabilia from the local area and also he wider community over the past 100 plus years. Well set out the displays are clearly identified and certainly brings history to life. We are going back on Sunday as they...More

Thank Ray C
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thanks for your review Ray. You will enjoy the demonstrations on Sunday afternoon.

Reviewed 31 May 2017

More than it seems from the outside the village is a fascinating look at the past filled with historical buildings and exhibits guaranteed to excite history buffs. Definitely worth a couple of hours and then some.

Thank Dianne B
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thanks for your review Dianne. You are so right about needing more than a couple of hours, especially on Sundays when we do the demonstrations.

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LWSadelaide
1 October 2016|
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Response from Brian T | Property representative |
Dogs must be tied up at the Reception area. Unfortunately, due to past experiences, we cannot allow dogs into the Village.
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Carol B
6 September 2016|
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Response from Brian T | Property representative |
We now have EFTPOS. The Historical Village is open Fridays 1pm - 4 30pm Saturday 1pm till 4.40pm & Sunday 10.30 till 4.30pm. All Q'land school & public holidays, closed xmas day & Good Friday,
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sunshine4551
22 July 2015|
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Response from Brian T | Property representative |
Hi Judy My apologies for not signing my reply. Regards Brian Taylor (MRM)
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