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Coal Creek Community Park and Museum

12 Silkstone Rd, Korumburra, Victoria 3950, Australia
+61 3 5655 1811
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A Step Back in Time

We took our young granddaughter here for a belated 9th birthday treat and she just loved it. A few... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Bronwyn P
Excellent !

We arrived in Korumburra for the first time and didn't know what to expect. It is a lovely little... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Noi-Pip
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Come take a walk through time at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. What sets this park apart is that it is a heritage attraction built by a dedicated community. The park has free entry and is always a great day out for the whole family! Ride the bush tramway, dine in the cafe or simply enjoy the natural surrounds. Visit the animals within the park or enjoy a picnic in one of the many scenic spots around the park. Talk to the volunteers for knowledge on local history and let them amaze you with their skilled craftsmanship. Visit the general store for one of Victoria's finest displays and demonstrations of yesteryear. Learn the history of coal from its beginning and see the tools the men used to build their homes and their lives within South Gippsland. Every corner will take you on a journey of history and life of early settlement in Gippsland. OPEN EVERYDAY OF VICTORIAN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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12 Silkstone Rd, Korumburra, Victoria 3950, Australia
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+61 3 5655 1811
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We took our young granddaughter here for a belated 9th birthday treat and she just loved it. A few weeks earlier, she had visited Sovereign Hill with her family yet she found Coal Creek to be every bit as wonderful. Her enjoyment at seeing all...More

Thank Bronwyn P
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CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for coming back to see us and bringing your grand daughter with you. We are always delighted to see our generations enjoying Coal Creek. Our volunteers and staff do an amazing job of presenting the park to visitors and I will...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We arrived in Korumburra for the first time and didn't know what to expect. It is a lovely little town and then we discovered the Coal Creek Museum. Wow, it is just excellent and it is free. It is so good and beautifully presented. Everything...More

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CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to see you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully it will not be long before you come back again.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I really have enjoyed both visits to this community park and museum. It was like stepping back in time. Very interesting and I know it is also a venue for local groups in that area. well worth the visit. Has been around since 1970s I...More

Thank Kathryn P
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CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback and we are happy to see you have returned for another visit.Seeing you again

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Visited Coal Creek on a Friday afternoon, we were the only people there Disabled Parking Spot on a gravel surface Garden at front and inside need a good clean up and weed Only a few of the exhibits open, those that were open needed a...More

Thank Helen W
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CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback.We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. We are presently looking at a new directional plan for the park to encourage more volunteers and a forward plan for collection care as part of our accreditation p[program. We...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

What a perfect place for a family re union of BBq or picnic Free, clean friendly and only 1 hours from Dandenong Warm friendly helpers and volunteers kept us busy but the place was so sadly empty 4.5 Million people in Melbourne and only 20...More

Thank WAYNE T
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CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

HI Wayne and thank you for visiting us and your feedback. Your comments regarding the signage is a issue we are dealing with and hopefully we will have a new sign at the Lang Lang part of South Gippsland highway in the coming months..Our volunteers...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Title says is really, it’s free and fills in a couple of hours with the kids. My 3 and 6 year old had a wonderful time exploring the park, and really loved the train. There was no running train when we went, not sure if...More

Thank Laura O
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CoalCreek, other at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you Laura for your wonderful feedback hopefully we will see you again when youa re passing by. Our train does operate but we are limited as our drivers are volunteers

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

A great place to take the kids for a day trip. Entry is free and there is a train that runs around the park for a fee. There is a historic town setup which is interesting with a number of displays run by volunteers depending...More

Thank Damian S
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CoalCreek, other at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks Damian for your wonderful feedback. Hopefully whne you visit next time we will have our café operational or have a pop up food van in the car park area.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Four of us caught the V line coach from Southern Cross station to Coal creek on one of the market days thinking it would be a day well spent. We enjoyed the scenic tour around Victoria to get there and arrived late morning and had...More

Thank Mim L
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CoalCreek, other at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback. When you plan your next trip you may wish to get off the bus in the town where there are numerous places for lunch.We are at present seeking an operator for the café which is located in the park next...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

OK, lets be honest. One of the best thing about this place is that it's free. Which makes it a perfect place to take friends from out of town (if you are a local) or a cheap way of entertaining the children for a couple...More

Thank Paul L
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CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback . We are not generally open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but we still let people wonder through. Our volunteers activate the buildings such as the General Store, Spinners, Drapery store,Blacksmiths and train during our normal days of...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Travel back in time and experience old Australia. Fabulous displays and friendly, helpful staff. Free to access and wander around the displays and environment to take in Australia in the mining days. The kids were faciniated. Really enjoyed the visit.

Thank Pam S
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CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Wonderful that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again

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Tanya P
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Response from Peter N | Reviewed this property |
some of the areas are a little bit hilly but otherwise,well worth a visit.
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