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Address: 6 Broadway, Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4096 2002
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

A visit to the Historic Village Herberton is like stepping back in time....

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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Love the knowledge ,service and atmosphere we recommend a visit here and also the township of herberton

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Herberton, Australia
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Herberton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the knowledge ,service and atmosphere we recommend a visit here and also the township of herberton

Thank 104floc
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the Atherton Tablelands, the Herberton Historic Village is a great place to visit when in far north Queensland. The village is really large with lots of information at each of the buildings. Plenty to look at. Was given a great insight into the old printing machines - the lady was very knowledgeable and had some good information which... More 

Thank Sejie
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the drive- exciting and very informative place!!! It really feels like you have stepped into the past!!!

Thank Roz M
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought to myself "probably just a few old buildings". Well, I got it wrong. Completely wrong. This place is fantastic. The first problem you have is you don't know in which direction to go to head to start your visit. The site is well laid out and seems to be accessible to everybody. The village is exceptionally well planned... More 

Thank Jim D
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great day walking around the village. There are heaps of displays and so much history on hand. The entry fee also includes the Mining Museum down the road. You can come back for free the next day as well if you wish. Good food as well.

Thank 29Sandi88
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Saw this place on the website and I decided to go and see with my husband while we were staying in Palm Cove. It took about 1 hour drive from our accommodation in Palm Cove. When we arrived the staff was very friendly and provided a map of the Historical Village. Cant remember how much we paid but the ticket... More 

Thank 666Carmela
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful tribute to the Great Australian past. The restored buildings have been filled with things from the past. The Toy Shop,School, Miners Hut, The Queenslander, the very old Ambulance, White Car show how far we've come. Our ancestors made this country great with hard work and wonderful ideas for survival. A world class Historic Village.

Thank Lorraine V
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

On our recent visit to Cairns, we happened to see the Historic Village on the rental car map we were given. After asking one of the "locals" about the Village, we heard raving reviews so decided to take the drive. The village is outstanding and their preservation of history is amazing! You need from 1.5 to 4 hours to see... More 

Thank flyinplanes
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Historic Village (the first a year ago) and we found it exceptional again. The Village is immaculately presented with so much information and many displays to see. You really get the feeling of being transported back in time and we loved every minute. There is plenty of seating around the Village and we... More 

Thank ChelseaKnight
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

There has obviously been a lot of care taken setting up this village. There is a lot of attention to detail, good explanations and historical facts incorporated into the displays. The location is nice and the demonstrations included in the tour were worth watching. it is good that the price includes admission to the mining museum and is valid for... More 

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Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks - Tanya More 

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