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Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum

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Fantastic free museum

This is amazing. It is by the side of the highway and includes not only machinery from the past... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara B
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Childers, Australia
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What a collection of machinery Presented so well - well preserved The museum is fantastic Well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
524annieg
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Melbourne, Australia
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Even before you arrive in Ilfracombe, you know without a shadow of a doubt that some of the residents here are really passionate about history—in particular, the development of the pastoral and transport industries in central western Queensland...more
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Main Ave, Ilfracombe, Queensland 4727, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is amazing. It is by the side of the highway and includes not only machinery from the past, but old houses and buildings well set up with memorabilia.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a collection of machinery Presented so well - well preserved The museum is fantastic Well done Ilfracombe

Thank 524annieg
Reviewed August 12, 2018

A great walk down memory lane, all the machinery is very interesting and an awesome way to show children tractors etc, which they can climb on and let their imaginations run wild. A credit to those who created this great display.

Thank Penny B
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

A great reason to get out of the car and take the time to stretch your legs. There's lots of old machinery, vehicles, an interesting collection of glass bottles, guns and fossils.

Thank henri123
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Well worth wandering along the machinery mile. Brilliant collection of all sorts of machines. So interesting and a living history.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place to visit was very interesting the room about the war heroes bought tears to my eye make me proud to be a Aussie The volunteer work that goes in to this is amazing to keep it looking great take my hats of to...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

This display is spread along the highway, the Main Street of the town. There are trucks, tractors, farm machinery and even an old military tank that had been modified to work as a bulldozer. Good old Aussie ingenuity in action. There are also buildings set...More

Thank Archie W
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Its in the main street / highway though town and some of the equipment; actually nearly all of it is awesome. There were dodge trucks there that made me think of the farm growing up.... Take half an hour to have a look, its worth...More

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Longreach T, Manager at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

Thank you for the review. Glad that you enjoyed a stroll along the Machinery Mile and Heritage Museum.This mile is a graphic timeline of pastoral evolution; machinery, vehicles, horse-drawn wagons and equipment. As well as the heritage displays in the Romani Hall; Light Horse Display,...More

Reviewed December 3, 2017

What a great walk to do. The machinery is well restored and maintained. You must go into all the building and take a look around. The bottle collection is very interesting. After your walk you will need a cool drink at the pup which is...More

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Longreach T, Manager at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

Thank you for the review. Glad that you enjoyed a stroll along the Machinery Mile and Heritage Museum.This mile is a graphic timeline of pastoral evolution; machinery, vehicles, horse-drawn wagons and equipment. As well as the heritage displays in the Romani Hall; Light Horse Display,...More

Reviewed November 24, 2017

We stopped at the mile long display of early Australian farm and transport equipment. It was interesting to see the ingenuity of the early Aussie farmers and their equipment.More

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Longreach T, Manager at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

Thank you for the review. Glad that you enjoyed a stroll along the Machinery Mile and Heritage Museum.This mile is a graphic timeline of pastoral evolution; machinery, vehicles, horse-drawn wagons and equipment. As well as the heritage displays in the Romani Hall; Light Horse Display,...More

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Barbara M
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Bill R | Reviewed this property |
The museum itself has hours but there is a lot of interesting stuff outside to view if you can't make it during the open time.
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AussieEggy
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Marion & Bob K | Reviewed this property |
It's roadside .... never closed, totally free to the visitor. It runs roadside for about 2kms.
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