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Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
Open today: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Fantastic! Step back in time.

Visited here over the weekend, and it was absolutely brilliant. Managed to watch a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SarahPeel2013
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Fremantle, Australia
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Absolutely worth a visit, so interesting!

We visited with our little family of four on a Sunday, to ensure we got to see the demonstrations... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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All reviews couple of hours run by volunteers hervey bay local history on display interesting displays well worth the visit hours exploring brought back memories early days great insight volunteer staff all ages great place to visit kids and adults step back in time village museum
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Passionate, kind staff are pleased to show you the wide range timeless pieces and illustrate a vivid image of all the areas Australias intricate history. Hands on demonstrations blended with the staffs lively sense of humour will leave you wandering about the simplicity of early settlement life, and laughing out loud. One of the best museum experiences I've ever had. Looking forward to revisiting soon and would strongly suggest to anyone visiting the area.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your visit Nora. We are always delighted to get feedback and we always pass it on to the volunteers. Thank you.
Brian

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Like the Tardis, this museum is much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. It is absolutely crammed with artefacts from a bygone era and requires much more time than we had allowed for it. We were fortunate to encounter the museum (by chance) on a Sunday, when there are interactive displays. These were excellent and David very kindly accompanied us to some other exhibits to give us some very useful and interesting background information.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

The Tardis is a great analogy. Well said Davina.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

A credit to the tireless volunteers who have turned a labour of love into a brilliant record of local history and the people whose families are remembered in the exhibits. For those of us who recognise artefacts from our childhood; its a trip down memory lane and for our descendants it gives them an insight into "the olden days". The Hervey Bay Historical Museum is a must see for those with an interest in times past and the simple skills of the rope maker and the blacksmith.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review. Much appreciated.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The passion shown by volunteer staff shows through this recreated local village. We were surprised to find so many fragile and irreplaceable heirlooms, ceramics etc on display. Clearly visitors respect the effort in getting all the exhibits collected and arranged. There was a lot of information to explain the significance if the vast array of personal and local industry. Buildings are largely built from original materials and give great insight into the pioneers. Local sponsors and volunteers are to be commended for their support in establishing and maintaining this attraction.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you very much for your perceptive review. Wer aim to please.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Quite deceptive - from the front, quite small but once you wander through you appreciate the scale. So much history to enjoy, it is both a sense of history and a touch of nostalgia of a bygone age. Although most of the buildings and exhibits have been transported here, it still shows a wonderful sense of what a town like Hervey Bay was like in its early days. A wonderful team of volunteers, Lin was an excellent guide helping me traverse the variety of exhibits.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks for your rview. Not sure how we can get the message across that we are bigger than we look.

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