We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

National Trust Heritage Centre

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 5 Castling St | West End, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4772 5195
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A treasure!

This is a wonderful place to visit. The main house is a stunning piece of colonial Queensland architecture and most of the rooms are set up authentically with a few real treasures... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 June 2016
Sally H
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

6 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 6: English reviews
Level Contributor
37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. The main house is a stunning piece of colonial Queensland architecture and most of the rooms are set up authentically with a few real treasures amongst them. The miner's cottage gives a good contrast and shows the ingenuity of these early pioneers. A shame the National Trust doesn't put some real dollars into... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sally H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I love old houses, especially ones that have been restored to reflect the period. My husband not so inclined, but he was happy enough to come along for little history of life in FNQ in the late 1800's. We were greeted at the door by 3 lovely, shall we say, elderly gentlemen. We payed our $8 each, and thought we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jenanne65
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

The two historic houses are beautifully preserved. A great insight into the North Queensland of times past. The guide was very friendly and interesting. St Marys church which adjoins the properties is also a beauty worth a photo or a look if open. The War Memorial arch at the school across the road is also worth a look, it was... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Gazzax2
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

A delightful insight into the history of Townsville. Bruce gave us a very informative guided tour of 'Currajong', it's history and the owners. It made such a difference having someone explain the history so you have a clearer understanding, instead of just looking at photos and artifacts. For anyone who loves history, this is a must. A lot of love... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jenny D
Tasmania
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

Great tour from excellent tour guide of two very different 19th century homes. Houses are furnished with items from the 19th century which have come from the Townsville area. A rare treat and not to be missed. Easy to reach by public transport.

Helpful?
7 Thank drmushrooms
Sydney Australia
Level Contributor
210 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2010

The Heritage Centre is actually three buildings which have been transported to the site. Guided tours are offered and whilst we only visited twop of the buildings they afforded an opportunity to see early Townsville life through the eyes of a middle class family and a poorer mining family. The buildings are very well maintained, with lovely gardens. theyt contain... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank westernsydney

Travellers who viewed National Trust Heritage Centre also viewed

 
Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland
 

Been to National Trust Heritage Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from National Trust Heritage Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?