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National Trust Heritage Centre

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Address: 5 Castling Street | West End, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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+61 7 4772 5195

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Beautiful homes with so much history, and well kept gardens. Fascinating place tucked away so close to the city

Reviewed 23 April 2017
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful homes with so much history, and well kept gardens. Fascinating place tucked away so close to the city

Thank Jake A
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. The main house is a stunning piece of colonial Queensland architecture and most of the rooms are set up authentically with a few real treasures amongst them. The miner's cottage gives a good contrast and shows the ingenuity of these early pioneers. A shame the National Trust doesn't put some real dollars into... More 

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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I love old houses, especially ones that have been restored to reflect the period. My husband not so inclined, but he was happy enough to come along for little history of life in FNQ in the late 1800's. We were greeted at the door by 3 lovely, shall we say, elderly gentlemen. We payed our $8 each, and thought we... More 

1 Thank Jenanne65
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

The two historic houses are beautifully preserved. A great insight into the North Queensland of times past. The guide was very friendly and interesting. St Marys church which adjoins the properties is also a beauty worth a photo or a look if open. The War Memorial arch at the school across the road is also worth a look, it was... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

A delightful insight into the history of Townsville. Bruce gave us a very informative guided tour of 'Currajong', it's history and the owners. It made such a difference having someone explain the history so you have a clearer understanding, instead of just looking at photos and artifacts. For anyone who loves history, this is a must. A lot of love... More 

1 Thank Jenny D
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

Great tour from excellent tour guide of two very different 19th century homes. Houses are furnished with items from the 19th century which have come from the Townsville area. A rare treat and not to be missed. Easy to reach by public transport.

7 Thank drmushrooms
Sydney Australia
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Reviewed 15 April 2010

The Heritage Centre is actually three buildings which have been transported to the site. Guided tours are offered and whilst we only visited twop of the buildings they afforded an opportunity to see early Townsville life through the eyes of a middle class family and a poorer mining family. The buildings are very well maintained, with lovely gardens. theyt contain... More 

6 Thank westernsydney

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