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“Must see if in Hervey Bay!”

Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Scarness
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Multi-award winning tourist attraction with 21 buildings and 12000 exhibits.Free Barbecue facilities. Interactive demonstrations on Sundays, 1pm to 3pm. Blacksmith, Wood Turner, Corn Sheller, Rope Maker. Open Fri, Sat, 1pm 'til 4.30pm. Sun, 10.30am 'til 4.30pm Adult: $10 Child: $3 Groups Welcome.Open all school holidays. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant place! Well laid out with some excellent exhibits and a wonderful display of old buildings, items from the past and clear, interesting information. The practical demonstrations are simply fascinating. Wonderful, friendly volunteers and humerous, interesting and engaging dialogue given with the corn shelling and rope making. Fortunate to go on a quieter afternoon and benefitted from volunteer John's one on one knowledge for a little while. An amazing real life 'snapshot' of the past.

Thank TimNut
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

What a great perceptive review TimNut.
I will make sure all our volunteers get to read it.
Regards
Brian

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed our visit to this place well worth the money so much to see. The volunteers there are so very friendly and so very helpful, recommend a visit of anyone in Hervy Bay. Fiona from Bribie Island and Sheena from Balcultha NZ.

Thank BribiefeeNingi
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Sorry I missed your review. Thanks for posting.
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Brian

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

There is so much to see and do in the very well maintained buildings of all descriptions. It is fantastic. All looked after and presented by a friendly group of volunteers. Well worth a visit.

Thank Fadden2904
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Many thanks for your perceptive review. We aim to please.
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Brian

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The volunteers that run the museum are extremely friendly, informative and love to have you there. Genuinely happy to be there and to show you around.
The museum has some fantastic pieces, photos and displays on the history of Hervey Bay.
We were absolutely surprised by the size of the place. Very impressive and would recommend to all ages, especially families with children. Lots to do and see.

Thank Kristy H
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Hi Kristy
Delighted with your review. I will pass on to our members.
The main benefit of being a volunteer is that we do it because we want to, not because we have to. Thanks again.
Brian

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

I visited this Museum with a group of Senior Citizens, and there was a group of school children there at the same time. The volunteers were fantastic, they coped with two such diverse groups well, and we did not feel that they could have done anything else to make our visit more enjoyable. They were very considerate with our older ladies, with those with walkers and with those with hearing problems. I personally found it very interesting looking at all the displays - and I had many trips down memory street especially in the Ladies Craft building. I learnt a lot - I didn't know corn could be used for so many things. Pioneers sure were inventive in ways to use every available part of a plant. Thank you again to all those who were there to make our day more enjoyable. Unfortunately, our slow progress because of age disabilities meant that most of us did not see everything on show, but I for one intend to return when I can.

Thank betty230344
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Betty
It was a delight to have your group visit our Village and to show you our demonstrations. Look forward to seeing you again.
Regards
Brian (Ropemaker)

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