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Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre

345 Byrnes St, Centenary Park, Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia
07 40 925 674
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Mareeba
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Museums
Most recent review
- Jan 7, 2014
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Adelaide
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was a great surprise to my mum and I! Coming from the old world, we have seen plenty of heritage museums...Mareeba's is in our opinion one of the best ones we have ever had the pleasure to visit. We learned so much about life in Australia by the early settlers, and made our visit to the area so much... More

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South Island
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed in Mareeba from the 11th to the 14 of October visited this at least twice for information on the district and visit the Museum part. Quite well laid out and plenty of interesting things to see and read about. To visit the museum is free. The staff at the front desk very helpful and had plenty of advise... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Today we spent time at the Mareeba heritage museum and information centre, we went to get information about the area and ended up spending a lot more time there than we had expected to, so if you are going to this information centre allow plenty of time to check out the wonderful museum they have there, there is no fee... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A great walk through history for the passing traveler. This not so little museum doubles as an information centre. It is well curated. I especially liked the recreated old town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I recommend this to visit when visiting Mareeba Qld, amazing effort into the displays even better it is free to have a look at. My children loved all the past items of the past they loved the statues that spoke as you worked through the doors. Excellent

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

One gets a little cynical about local heritage museums but this one at Mareeba is the exception. Some things one does see elsewhere: the Blacksmith Shop, for example, but there are also other displays, Aboriginal Culture displays, Pioneers and early settlers, a Mount Mulligan Mine display and even a dunny (=outdoors toilet) complete with two dummy trousered legs visible below... More

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cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A 'Must Do' whilst on the Atherton Tablelands to visit the Mareeba Heritage Museum found at the Mareeba Heritage Centre. You can spend a delightful couple of hours discovering yesteryear with exhibits that are interactive and not hidden behind a wall of glass.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Anyone interested in the history of Mareeba will find the Heritage Museum a worthwhile visit, with its displays of mining artifacts, tobacco growing & other historical material. There is also an early 1900s vintage rail-motor converted to ambulance, something I'd never seen previously.

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Gin Gin, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This a must to see. Make sure you spend the time to look around this amazing museum. As I went around it took me back to my childhood remembering all the things my family used. Even if you are just travelling through pull up and have lunch there and take the time you will be glad you had. Also the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Marreba, as a town, has not got a lot of historical buildings remaining. However this centre is excellent and very helpful. It is well stocked with brochures etc. and the volunteers are very helpful.

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