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Coal Creek Community Park and Museum

12 Silkstone Rd, Korumburra, Victoria 3950, Australia
+61 3 5655 1811
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Overlooked gem

Had not been here for probably 30 plus years. My memory is that it used to be much busier. Ok not a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff_8mile
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Melbourne, Australia
A Great Free Attraction

This place is lovely to visit and I can't believe it is free I think $10 would a a fair price to... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Katrina F
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Come take a walk through time at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. What sets this park apart is that it is a heritage attraction built by a dedicated community. The park has free entry and is always a great day out for the whole family! Ride the bush tramway, dine in the cafe or simply enjoy the natural surrounds. Visit the animals within the park or enjoy a picnic in one of the many scenic spots around the park. Talk to the volunteers for knowledge on local history and let them amaze you with their skilled craftsmanship. Visit the general store for one of Victoria's finest displays and demonstrations of yesteryear. Learn the history of coal from its beginning and see the tools the men used to build their homes and their lives within South Gippsland. Every corner will take you on a journey of history and life of early settlement in Gippsland. OPEN EVERYDAY OF VICTORIAN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.
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12 Silkstone Rd, Korumburra, Victoria 3950, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not been here for probably 30 plus years. My memory is that it used to be much busier. Ok not a holiday weekend or school holidays so that may be a factor. Lots of local history which I could relate to. As a community...More

Thank Jeff_8mile
CoalCreek, Coordinator Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and coming back to see you and encouraging people to drop in. We are continually trying to improve the experience for visitors so your feedback is welcomed. This year we are hoping to complete the refurbishment of two of our...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

This place is lovely to visit and I can't believe it is free I think $10 would a a fair price to pay for families and would be happy to pay it . The staff are friendly, the park is clean and the buildings that...More

Thank Katrina F
CoalCreek, Coordinator Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Our volunteers and staff work tirelessly to maintain the park so visitors can enjoy it. We were very happy to hear that your son enjoyed the train as well. Hoping to see you when you come to...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

lovely collection of old buildings. don't visit expecting an interactive attraction like sovereign hill though. you just have to walk around and read the informative info boards inside buildings. the small ANZAC display inside coal museum is very interesting. The info centre at entrance is...More

Thank JohnG3121
CoalCreek, Coordiantor Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback on our wonderful park. We are presently looking for some one to operate the café which would be a definite plus for the site. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will pop in again on your...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

It was 30 years ago since I last visited this park and somethings haven't changed. This park has potential, not all buildings are open to the public as they park is heavily dependent on volunteers. Those that are open were excellent, the smithy, the wool...More

Thank Joseph P
CoalCreek, Coordinator Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for coming back to see us after 30years. Our volunteers do an amazing job of making sure our visitors have a wonderful experience. Hopefully when you come through next time you will see that the Mechanics Institute Auction Rooms and a new fence...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Well worth a stop and visit if you have a couple of hours to kill. The park is free to enter and the buildings are great to walk around the through. Chatting to the volunteers who man the various buildings is a must and they...More

Thank MarkKristie
CoalCreek, Coordinator Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for visiting Coal Creek and providing feedback on your visit. Our volunteers enjoy passing on their knowledge to visitors and always appreciate feedback. We will take on board your comment regarding the train operatoins.Thank you and hopefully we will see you again when...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great day out,and the best thing is free entry.feeding the ducks is an absolute treat.all the displays are a great step back in time.highly recommended for young familiesMore

Thank Peter N
CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to you coming back. Our ducks are a special attraction here and our volunteers work very hard making sure everyone has...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went for a wander to Coal creek and were surprised at how large the park is. We would have loved if they had more staff out and about and somewhere to have a bite to eat.More

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CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks Gabrielle for you feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. The park is set on 35 acres of wonderful bushland and yes it is deceiving from the road how large the park is. At present we are looking at tendering out our café...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

We took our grandchildren here and they had a ball! The park has been rendered in an authentic way in the style of the era. The store, the courtroom, the lockup and the train station are all well presented. Kids particularly enjoyed the train ride....More

Thank Greg C
CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Wonderful to have grand parents showing their grand children around, You are the best guides we can have. Hopefully you will bring them back again. Our volunteers ans staff work tirelessly to maintain the park at its best.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great day here this afternoon. We were so happy to stumble across this place and both my husband and I agreed that it was one of the best preserved towns we have seen. The kids loved seeing the old shops and buildings....More

Thank esm1981
CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. The team of volunteers and staff work hard to keep coal creek looking good. We hope that you pop in again on your next trip through.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Be ready to walk up and down hills and sneeze if you suffer from a dust allergy. Besides that, it's a cute little village that the teens seemed to like (no complaints from them). Make sure you have cash and visit the general store to...More

Thank Monique B
CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

It is wonderful to hear that all your family enjoyed their visit. The General Store and the old fashioned dunny are two of the highlights that people enjoy at the park. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the park on your next...More

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