The Historic Village Herberton has been named one of the 10 best museums in Australia.
The Atherton Tablelands open air pioneer museum was named by TripAdvisor as one of the country’s top 10 museum experiences, up there with Melbourne Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria and Questacon, Canberra.
The accolade puts the Historic Village Herberton on a par with some of Australia’s best known and resourced museums, art galleries and permanent exhibitions.
TripAdvisor’s ratings of the country’s cultural destinations is based on visitor experience.
The Village is set on 16 acres and replicates a tin mining town of the late 1800s. There are more than 60 restored buildings, some dating back to the 1860s and all but one are from the Tropical North Queensland region.
Village owners Craig and Connie Kimberley said they were delighted with the award. “We are incredibly humbled to have been chosen.
“It really validates the hard work and dedication of the entire Village team over the last 10 years to bring together and offer this world class attraction that celebrates Australia’s pioneering history.
“I encourage locals and visitors to our region to come up and see why we have been rated in the Top 10 and why we are as good as the other amazing places on the list.”
The Village is situated beside the Wild River within the Atherton Tableland’s oldest town, Herberton. Visitors can wander through a working late 1800s town and enjoy priceless Australian collections from grocery items and tobacco to treasured dolls and toys.
It’s pet friendly (dogs on leads are welcome) so the whole family can come and enjoy the sights and even picnic in the lovely grounds. For opening times and admission prices see www.historicvillageherberton.com.au.
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