You'll marvel at the large collections of 40,000 shells, antique radios and the vintage machinery, alongside the Blacksmith Shop and intriguing Boot Repair Shop, all at the Highfields Pioneer Historical Village.
You'll find everything in working order, including the 1912 Marshall Portable Steam Engine which is used to drive the vintage machinery on special days such as the Easter Vintage Festival. The 1928 Dennis Fire Engine on display is one of the original Toowoomba Fire Trucks. The 1925 Model 'T' Ford Truck was restored in the restoration workshop at the Village in 1993, and is one of many vintage vehicles on display. The B.J. Palmer Boot Repair Shop is a real piece of local history and is a reminder of time when life was much simpler.
Children are most welcome. Children's educational guided tours are available.
Ramp access to buildings and toilets. Level grassy grounds.
Yes. Dogs on a leash are permitted.
The Heritage Chapel was built in 1909, while the two cell lock up was built in 1903, both in the nearby township of Meringandan. The lock up was used for short term prisoners until the Police Station closed in the 1970s.
Highfields Pioneer Village is a just 15 minutes drive north of Toowoomba, three kilometres off the New England Highway. The museum complex covers an area of 20 acres with pleasant surroundings and picnic facilities. Tea and Damper is also available on weekends and for group bookings.
|Adult||$8.00||31 Jul - 01 Jun|
|$4.00||31 Jul - 01 Jun|
|Concession||$6.00||31 Jul - 01 Jun|
|Family||$20.00||31 Jul - 01 Jun||Family includes two adults and any number of school aged children.|
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