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“Bigger than expected & well worth the visit”

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 15 January 2018

We stayed at Hervey Bay over Christmas and on our last day, decided to take a tour of the local Museum. It was very deceiving from the outside as it was much bigger than expected. On entering the main building, we were greeted by 2 female volunteers who were very helpful with local knowledge. Following the map we were given, we made our way around the various buildings and took a step back in time in history. Some buildings had radio recordings and tv videos. We took just over 2 hours to have a look through and would recommend it to anyone visiting the Hervey Bay Region.

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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks so much for your great review Christine. Much appreciated. I will pass on to our members.
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Brian

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"run by volunteers"
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"early days"
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"great insight"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I was seriously amazed at the amount we learnt within a couple of hours. The 1890’s house was my favourite. The old school was a lot of fun for our 6 year old.

Thank Brooke K
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks for your review Brooke. Pleased your young one liked the school.
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Brian

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

What an excellent surprise this was. Was much bigger than I imagined and brought back loads of memories.

Thank Paul E
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thanks Paul.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We took 2 hours to tour the site, including two demonstrations. If you are fans of American Pickers you will love this place.

Thank Stewart J
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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Really good historical village. Well set out displays and everything clean and orderly. Information cards were well written. A really good 2 hours.

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Brian T, Public Relations Manager at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks for the review Holidayer20
I will pass on your comments to our members.
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Brian

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