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Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum - 1898 Slab Cottage, fully furnished.
Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum - Buggies, Sulkyes and Carts from the last century.
Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum - Blacksmiths Shop. Demonstrations Sundays 1300 to 1500.
Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum - Covered barbecue area. Two electric barbecues free to visitors.
Map of Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum
13 Zephyr Street
Hervey Bay
Queensland 4655 Australia

Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area

07 4128 4804


The Triple Award Winning Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum features 21 historical buildings housing over 12,000 exhibits from the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay area; these exhibits include a fully-furnished slab cottage, built in 1898, the Goodwood Railway Station, the first Dundowran Hall, the original Dundowran State School, a fully equipped blacksmith shop, cane harvesting machinery, horse drawn buggies shed, restored IHC three horse power engine, petrol driven washing machine, school and music room, and Hervey Bay's original Methodist Church, built in 1901, and now available for weddings.

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The village comes alive on Sundays when their volunteers dressed in period clothes demonstrate old time crafts. See the blacksmith make a horseshoe, treadle the 100 year old wood lathe and help make your own souvenir wooden goblet. Come and turn the handles on the corn shelling machine or join the Rope Maker and make a souvenir piece of rope on a 100 year old machine for free.

Groups are welcome.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet


  • Birdwatching

Open Times

Note: Open 1300 to 1630 Friday and Saturday. Open 1030 to 1630 Sunday. Interactive demonstrations from 1300 to 1500.Open anytime for Groups, Schools and Coaches Tours by special arrangement. Closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Other Information

Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Three buildings with disability ramps. Most buildings at ground-level.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Dogs are allowed on a leash, but are not allowed in the buildings.

Entity Restrictions

No smoking allowed in buildings.

No bags, other than handbags, allowed on premises.

General Comments

Groups visits available.

How To Get There

Drive east along the Hervey Bay Esplanade. Turn right at Zephyr Street. The Historical Village and Museum is 150 yards up on the right, next to the Z-Pac Theatre.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$10.00   01 May - 30 Jun    
(Aged 6-16)
$3.00   01 May - 30 Jun   Primary School Students - 6 to 16 years old

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.