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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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Fraser Coast History at its Finest

A credit to the tireless volunteers who have turned a labour of love into a brilliant record of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rosc56
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Toowoomba, Australia
Step back in time

The passion shown by volunteer staff shows through this recreated local village. We were surprised... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter L
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Malua Bay, Australia
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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

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 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. Much appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 16 July 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 18 July 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.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

What a fantastic museum ,great for those history buffs and I loved seeing pictures of my ancestors who were early settlers in the bay.

Thank Jessstevo
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you so much for your great review. Regards Brian

Reviewed 13 July 2017

This local museum is to be applauded for the variety of day-to-day items assembled from the homes of settlers to the region. Older visitors will remember most of these items in their Grandparents homes or on their properties. Hand butter churns and common cooking utensils...More

Thank bryonia2015
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks so much for your perceptive review. I will pass on to our members.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our children (12,9,7 and baby) were so engaged that we found the 1.5 hours we had allowed was far too short to do the village justice. The volunteers who greeted us were immensely knowledgable and knew just...More

Thank lizziebateman
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you so much for your great review. I will pass it on to all our members so that they can all see it. Regards Brian Taylor

Reviewed 29 June 2017

hi we had a wonderful day at the museum, the person that did the wood work, the corn shucking, and rope making was excellent, could not praise him enough, the whole lot of the people where great, we had a wonderful day and will be...More

Thank Jennifer W
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thanks for your review Jennifer. Being the demo person on that day, I am delighted with your comments. Reviews like yours make it all worth while.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Excellent exhibitis and displays. Well maintained buildings and items. Heaps of information. I would recommend it for everyone.

Thank Jadyn T
Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for your review Jaydn. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Brian

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LWSadelaide
1 October 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
5 September 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
22 July 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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