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“The Kingaroy Information Art & Heritage Precinct” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kingaroy Heritage Museum

Kingaroy Heritage Museum
126 Haly Street Kingaroy, Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
07 4189 9151
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Kingaroy
Type: Museums
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Kingaroy, Australia
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“The Kingaroy Information Art & Heritage Precinct”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Kingaroy is situated in the South Burnett Region of Queensland to the north west of Brisbane (2.5 hours) and inland from the Sunshine - Cooloola Coast Region (2 hours). The Precinct comprises the Visitor Information Centre, Art Gallery and Heritage Museum and is situated at 126-128 Haly Street opposite the Peanut Silos (you can't miss them!) and is open Monday - Friday 9am-4.30pm, weekends 10am-4pm and on Public Holidays 10am-2pm (except for Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. ANZAC Day is optional). The VIC boasts an extensive range of locally produced products and handmade gifts and the friendly staff and volunteers can help you with local history, accommodation, attractions and directions for your visit to the to the South Burnett. Also, town tours (1.5 hours duration) for groups eg coach tours, school excursions etc are available for the cost of $2.00 per person - it is essential to make your booking(s) beforehand. A local tour guide will accompany you on the town tour and show you the various sights & attractions.
The Museum is attached to the VIC and was the former Kingaroy Power House (1925-1952) building and it showcases the history of the Kingaroy region under the themes of "People, Power and Peanuts". Informative displays and a large collection of photos illustrate the early development of the town and region. The original Kingaroy Shire Council Chambers (1913) is located to the rear of the Museum and recently celebrated it's centenary. Also, the first house built in Kingaroy is situated nearby - both are a must to see on your visit.
Contact Details: VIC - Ph: 07 41899172 Email: kingaroyvic@southburnett.qld.gov.au; HM - Ph: 07 41899151 Email: kingaroymuseum@southburnett.qld.gov.au
The Precinct is also on Facebook.

Visited August 2013
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“local history made interesting for all ages...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This facility is free to enter and has interactive displays about the local history of Kingaroy - great displays on the peanut industry with the first peanut thrasher that was invented in Australia and possibly internationally. Lovely locals share their knowledge... This is family friendly...

Visited May 2013
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Attached to the Tourist Information Centre in Kingaroy is the Heritage Museum. We spent some time wandering around and looking at the exhibits. Certainly worth a look if you have some time to spare. Gave an insight into the history of the district.

Visited April 2013
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“Very educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Nice place to visit for an educational experience and curious facts. Also you can enjoy reading about different historical facts. Overall, the museum is well kept and looked after. The staff are helpful and friendly.

Visited September 2012
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