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Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre

Address: 345 Byrnes St, Centenary Park, Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia
Phone Number: 07 40 925 674
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Mareeba
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Museums
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We unexpectedly spent almost three hours here. So, have plenty of time up your sleeve. The museum is free, but there is an opportunity to donate as you see fit. The place is almost like a full scale replica of the good old days. There is so much to see and read about the tobacco industry that was so fundamental... More 

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Tolga, Queensland, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great local history lesson of the region. The struggles over the decades can be seen in the many static displays. The staff at the centre are both knowledgeable about their area and very passionate about there work as well. This Museum is run mainly by local volunteers. Well worth a visit if you are in the area where there is... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

a really wonderfull place to learn all about mareeba and the tablelands a nice bike ride from familys house ,we went several times while staying in mareeba and the staff r a font of knowledge and never to bsy to talk to people ,learnt so much while there and u can even get a cup of coffee ,while we where... More 

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Alstonville, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've been to some museums in my travels, both in Australia and overseas, but the Mareeba heritage museum would have to rate as the best Regional Township Museum in Queensland. There is so much to look at and learn about Mareeba and its district, you will need a lot of time. The staff were helpful with other attraction information and... More 

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Mareeba
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre has a very interesting collection featuring the social history of the local area covering Aboriginal history, Early settlement, early Explorers to mention but a few. It is well laid out and you can easily spend two hours exploring. There is a great display about the tobacco industry which ceased in 2004. Lots... More 

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DC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great intro to local history, staff was very helpful and interested! Gave good advice for other local destinations.

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Mackay, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great displays from almost every aspect of the regions history. Allow the older visitor to get nostalgic for a simpler time and the younger visitor to wonder what life was like back in the day. A lot of historical everyday items that have vanished with modern life.

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Toowoomba
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This museum was a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours whilst in Mareeba. It was really great to read and discover the region's history as you were taken back to that period in time. The volunteers happily offer their knowledge and personal experiences as they wonder throughout the museum. Really glad that we stopped here - the kids... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Situated opposite the Jackaroo ( and highly recommended by Sarena ) A lot of effort has been put in by Vounteers to creat a well and informative look at the local history from the Aboriginals to the present day -- and all their were asking was for a donation !! A must see for anyone passing through Mareeba

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is at the back of the tourist office and is gold coin donation,and it's so well looked after ,so many interactive things for the kids and so much fun,can't believe its free! Lots of information about the local history well done

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