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Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre

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Address: 345 Byrnes St, Centenary Park, Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia
Phone Number: 07 40 925 674
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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A tourist information centre with museum attached

We were surprised to find an extensive heritage museum attached to the Mareeba tourist info centre. There were displays about Aboriginal heritage, the early mining history of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Victor Harbor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were surprised to find an extensive heritage museum attached to the Mareeba tourist info centre. There were displays about Aboriginal heritage, the early mining history of the area (Including a mine disaster), settler life and the tobacco growing industry (which I had previously known nothing about, so learnt a lot). Staff were cheerful and helpful.

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chicagoland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stopped here for information and kept staying longer as the different displays were authentic and engaging for those of us who enjoy history. Worth the time.

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Winton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We spent a couple of enjoyable hours looking around in here, local history both serious and humorous. Well laid out and clearly marked museum. Well worth a visit. Donations are appreciated

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Spent two hours absorbing very interesting facts about the tobacco industry, aboriginal history and life for our pioneers

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

What a wonderful discovery! We dropped by the Information centre to get some leaflets on the region and noticed the museum doorway inside the centre. It was free so we decided to have a look. An hour or more later, we eventually emerged from one of the best little museum displays we've seen in a long time. It starts a... More 

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Wodonga, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Don't do as we did and arrive late in the afternoon as you will need at least a couple of hours to even skim the surface of this place. Excellent staff who are informative, friendly and helpful, and of course being locals, have a wealth of knowledge of all of the exhibits (this is a bit of a guess because... More 

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Brisbane, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Volunteers are the most friendly and informative people I have met in 40 years of traveling. The Centre and Museum is the most fantastic and interesting place I have visited and it is all free.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Visits are free, which is unusual these days. There are some great displays here. We enjoyed seeing inside the old train too. Definitely worth spending a bit of time here.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place is interesting and informative and would be great for the kids. I loved it and how it had been put together. The volunteers behind the counter love a chat and also work hard to help people with information as well as attempting to find time to interract with whomever is in the centre. A credit to the town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Lots of old stuff, memorabilia and history here, well worth stopping in, you will end up staying for ages.

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Additional Information about Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre

Address: Address: 345 Byrnes St, Centenary Park, Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia
Phone Number: 07 40 925 674
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Mareeba
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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