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Pioneer Settlement

Opens in 5 min: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Relaxing and interesting afternoon

Visited Swan Hill Pioneer Village recently. The village is well laid out in a picturesque setting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nik c
Melbourne, Australia

We all enjoyed ourselves and spent quite a few hours, enjoy the horse and cart ride and the old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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Take a step back in time, when things were a little more relaxed, when pioneering men and women of the 19th century succeeded in taming this wild Mallee landscape. Your self-guided tour among an enormous collection of working tractors and machinery...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Pioneer Settlement Museum 125 Monash Dr, Swan Hill, Victoria 3585, Australia
+61 3 5036 2410
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We have visited other pioneer/historical towns in the country but this has to rate as one of the best. You can purchase either just for the town, or up to a triple combo which includes a night tour/show and a paddle steamer ride. We did...More

6  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We deliberately took a 2-night detour through Swan Hill so I could share my childhood memories (1983) with my own children. I tried my best to excite them but the place was like a ghost town. A couple of small groups wandering around, but like...More

7  Thank TheRoes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is a pleasant little place to visit, I recommend you take notice of the board at the entrance stating what activities are open for the day. We visited Saturday and Sunday but there wasn't any rope making, butter making or dressing up for...More

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emmamiddlebrook, Guest Relations Manager at Pioneer Settlement, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning larztim2018, Thank you for taking the time to provide the Pioneer Settlement with feedback on your experience. We endeavour to take into account all feedback as we move forward. I will pass on your thanks to the music shop volunteer and we do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Swan Hill Pioneer Village recently. The village is well laid out in a picturesque setting and contains a great number of buildings, items of memorabilia and historic machinery and cars. Many of the displays are interactive and there are plenty of staff on hand...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We all enjoyed ourselves and spent quite a few hours, enjoy the horse and cart ride and the old fashion car ride too, interesting looking inside all the shops, buildings and churches etc.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent replica historic village with dozens of realistic displays. A must for young and old. Great cafe, vintage car rides, horse cart rides. A must when visiting Swan Hill.

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased out tickets at the Big 4 Caravan Park because they were a little cheaper than at the Pioneer Settlement but either way we thought they were good value for what you saw. The tickets are valid for two days and you are able...More

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fun place with family, my kids loved it especially the blacksmith - amazing light show a must see!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On admittance you enter an out of place modern building selling stuffed toys and postcards, the cashier is wearing 2018 clothing ? Moving outside and into a world of very old decaying machinary and buildings which requires a large amount of repair before it all...More

2  Thank garywizz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here 40 years ago and it was good then. It is even better now with a great café and more to see. The displays are amazing and make you imagine what a street back in the early days of settlement would have been...More

1  Thank Xena100bc
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit. Step back in time with many original displays. Value for money. Free horse and carriage ride plus free vintage car ride. Many working displays. Well set out areas.

Thank 376vickif
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Expect a slower pace than at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat. We arrived a little too late for the 10am school experience and the next one was at 1pm. As not many other activities scheduled in between, we debated whether to make the 1pm one but...More

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Monika S
2 March 2018|
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Response from Jess W | Property representative |
Yes alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages available.
Monika S
24 February 2018|
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Response from Sammullins1 | Reviewed this property |
The show starts in the cafe with a slide show then a walk in the dark with dull lights leading the way. There is the theatre with seats (wooden) it holds around 100-150 people. The walk could upset someone that doesn’t like... More
Diane B
2 August 2017|
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Response from 8dannyl | Reviewed this property |
I think so but give them a call