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Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum

13 Zephyr St, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4128 4804
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Fantastic place to visit

I visited this Museum with a group of Senior Citizens, and there was a group of school children... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
betty230344
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Gympie Region, Australia
Wonderful trip into Queensland's past, with wonderful staff.

We visited the historical village and museum on a relative's recommendation and we were not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gail B
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Multi-award winning tourist attraction with 21 buildings and 12000 exhibits.Free Barbecue facilities. Interactive demonstrations on Sundays, 1pm to 3pm. Blacksmith, Wood Turner, Corn Sheller, Rope Maker. Open Fri, Sat, 1pm 'til 4.30pm. Sun, 10.30am 'til 4.30pm Adult: $10 Child: $3 Groups Welcome.Open all school holidays. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
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13 Zephyr St, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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+61 7 4128 4804
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this Museum with a group of Senior Citizens, and there was a group of school children there at the same time. The volunteers were fantastic, they coped with two such diverse groups well, and we did not feel that they could have done...More

Thank betty230344
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Betty It was a delight to have your group visit our Village and to show you our demonstrations. Look forward to seeing you again. Regards Brian (Ropemaker)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the historical village and museum on a relative's recommendation and we were not disappointed. The only issue was that we ran out of time to see everything. The place itself is fascinating. We learned so much. We had children in our group and...More

Thank Gail B
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gail Delighted you and your family enjoyed your visit. I will pass your review on to our members. Many thanks Brian

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this wonderful museum over the school holidays not knowing exactly what to expect and we were all (adults and kids ) thoroughly surprised and enchanted by this wonderful depiction of our Australian culture and history . The displays were so well done and...More

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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted that you all enjoyed it. I will pass on your comments to our members. Brian

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passionate, kind staff are pleased to show you the wide range timeless pieces and illustrate a vivid image of all the areas Australias intricate history. Hands on demonstrations blended with the staffs lively sense of humour will leave you wandering about the simplicity of early...More

Thank Nora5726
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So pleased you enjoyed your visit Nora. We are always delighted to get feedback and we always pass it on to the volunteers. Thank you. Brian

Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Like the Tardis, this museum is much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. It is absolutely crammed with artefacts from a bygone era and requires much more time than we had allowed for it. We were fortunate to encounter the museum...More

Thank Davina R
Reviewed August 14, 2017

A credit to the tireless volunteers who have turned a labour of love into a brilliant record of local history and the people whose families are remembered in the exhibits. For those of us who recognise artefacts from our childhood; its a trip down memory...More

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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. Much appreciated.

Reviewed August 12, 2017

The passion shown by volunteer staff shows through this recreated local village. We were surprised to find so many fragile and irreplaceable heirlooms, ceramics etc on display. Clearly visitors respect the effort in getting all the exhibits collected and arranged. There was a lot of...More

Thank Peter L
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thank you very much for your perceptive review. Wer aim to please.

Reviewed August 7, 2017

Quite deceptive - from the front, quite small but once you wander through you appreciate the scale. So much history to enjoy, it is both a sense of history and a touch of nostalgia of a bygone age. Although most of the buildings and exhibits...More

Thank RonWamberal
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Thanks for your rview. Not sure how we can get the message across that we are bigger than we look.

Reviewed August 2, 2017

An unxpected surprise. After doing big day tours we were looking for something quiet this day. While at breakfast we saw Things to do in Hervey Bay and found the museum listed. We thought this will do for an hour... forget it You could do...More

Thank biribee
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

So pleased you liked our horses, they do not cost much to feed which is why they are so skinny.

Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

My wife and my first time in Hervey Bay struggling to find things to do so we ended up at the museum. Certainly not an option we would ever consider as museums are not our thing. We arrived at this museum and were advised there...More

Thank Mike00177
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Thanks for your review Mike. So pleased you decided to come in and look around. We are much bigger than we look from the road. You picked the best day with the demo's on a Sunday.

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LWSadelaide
October 1, 2016|
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Response from Brian T | Property representative |
Dogs must be tied up at the Reception area. Unfortunately, due to past experiences, we cannot allow dogs into the Village.
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Carol B
September 5, 2016|
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Response from Brian T | Property representative |
We now have EFTPOS. The Historical Village is open Fridays 1pm - 4 30pm Saturday 1pm till 4.40pm & Sunday 10.30 till 4.30pm. All Q'land school & public holidays, closed xmas day & Good Friday,
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sunshine4551
July 22, 2015|
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Response from Brian T | Property representative |
Hi Judy My apologies for not signing my reply. Regards Brian Taylor (MRM)
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