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I visited the museum while staying at the Hotel. What an interesting display of WWII memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 92 year old Dad back to the beautiful islands of the Torres Strait, Thursday & Horn... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Torres Strait Heritage runs the Horn Island 'In Their Steps' WW2 tour and Torres Strait Heritage Museum. The tour encompasses some of the many WW2 sites on Horn Island with the commentary being a mix of archival information and veteran's stories...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
24 Outie St., Horn Island, Queensland 4875, Australia
+61 427 903 333
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum while staying at the Hotel. What an interesting display of WWII memorabilia and historical collection of data. My visit was a rushed one so I couldn't stay long however watched the short movie and quickly viewed the displays and photographs that...More

Thank NQGal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our 92 year old Dad back to the beautiful islands of the Torres Strait, Thursday & Horn islands. He had always spoken of his time on T.I. and the beautiful people he had met. He was keen to see it again so we...More

Thank PattiHeronAus
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The owners of this museum are extremely passionate and dedicated and have put together an incredible display of wartime memorabilia relating to the regions involvement in World War 2.

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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

So many comments made to me “I didn’t know anything of Horn Island” . Thank you Vanessa for an exceptional tour and enlightening so many on just some of the history of Horn Island. Thank you also on the extra effort of searching records of...More

Thank anne07572018
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Vanessa and liberty have done an incredible job in creating a thorough enjoyable and educational WW2 tour. The effort and passion and time they have put in does not go un-noticed. I would like to thank you on behalf of myself and all my passengers...More

Thank kirstymilner24
Reviewed 26 July 2018

In my opinion and without prejudice, the real history of our war veterans up in the Torres straits is mainly on Thursday Island up at the old Fort and also in the Thursday Island cemetery. As a war veteran myself, I wouldn't waste my time...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

The museum was very worthy of a visit. Vanessa has done a wonderful job of researching and gathering information and artifacts.More

Thank Jill H
Vanessa S, Owner at Torres Strait Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you Jill for visiting Horn Island and taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed the varied exhibits in the Torres Strait Heritage Museum. Thank you for coming on our WW2 tour of Horn Island, visiting the sites these...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

This tour was very informative thanks to Vanessa. Vanessa has a passion for this area and with her helpers has gathered a mass of information regarding WW2 on the island. Along with doing digs throughout the island she has also gathered much written information about...More

Thank Takeiteasytheworld
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The focus of this museum was more on WW2 history rather than islander cultures. This was disappointing from my perspective. However, that the museum exists at all is a great tribute to the curators. Perhaps more indigenous involvement in this museum could assist its continued...More

Thank Martyn B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This museum is privately owned and operated. It has a great deal of WW11 detail, much unavailable elsewhere. Also in abundance are artifacts from the Torres Strait Island people in their earlier days. There are several models of boats, both native, pearling and other various...More

Thank lgplswift
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