Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, Hervey Bay

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Featuring 8,000 historical exhibits and 19 buildings, Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum offers an educational glimpse into the region’s past with interactive displays of numerous items, such as tools used on the farms, clothes worn during the early settlement period, and wagons the pioneers drove when they first arrived. Take a tour through Hervey Bay’s history with a stop at one of many blacksmith and woodcraft demonstrations, and see skilled artisans create a variety of wooden objects, such as miniature horseshoes and tiny goblets. Also included at this village-museum is a model of the landmark Uragan Pier, built in 1917, the same year the original pier was constructed. Put Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hervey Bay trip planner.
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  • The Hervey Bay Historic Village and Museum reopened 01st August 2020 and we visited that day! Lovely little outing getting a glimpse of how they use to live and work through the early to mid 1900’s...  more »
  • Hubby and I visited this place during the wet Easter weekend with no knowledge of its offerings and honestly weren't expecting much. Well, we were surprised and very happy to have visited. The...  more »
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  • It's soooo cool! I love it so much! It's really cool to see what everything looked in the olden days and also the people there are really nice and when you are there on Sunday 1:00 to 4:30 they give demonstrations where a guy actually shows you what they do like they show you everything about corn that they did back in the day and also he shows you how to make a rope with a machine over 100 years old and you get to make your own rope with a tag saying, "I made this rope on a machine over 100 years old at Historical Village And Museum.". They also have screen doors that you can see through at the church and they locked the screen doors at the church because some people don't feel comfortable in old churches so they locked it to respect those people but they still let you see through the door and you can also have a wedding in the church! Sorry if this is WAY too long. Kind regards: Lil Walnut 😊
  • Really fascinating. The smallish frontage, can be very deceiving - as it is quite a large property, with numerous displays and various old building set-ups. We only had an hour at hand, however this place really deserves at least a few hours or more - to truly appreciate all the displays on offer. Loved it, and my daughter loved it too... A real find, tucked away from the busy Esplanade area...
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