Visit Historic Village Herberton

Set on 16 acres, the Historic Village Herberton is a tin mining town with shops, pub, bank, chemist, grocer, printer, and garage. There are more than 50 restored period buildings making this outdoor museum the most significant in Queensland.
Plan to spend the day and take your time taking in thousands of genuine antiques, Australian collectibles, vintage machinery and vehicles, and more. Working exhibits are brought to life during school holidays and on some weekends.
The Historic Village Herberton is a 90-minute drive from Cairns and there is plenty of free parking on-site, including space for RVs and caravans. 

 

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  • Have to go here, spend at least a full day so many old cars!

    David Luke Avatar
    David Luke
    06/08/22

    Meticulous open air Historical display in the tradition of the Scandinavian Skansen. Numerous historic buildings have been relocated to the... read more

    Ken Richards Avatar
    Ken Richards
    05/08/22

    Best museum of old items and displays I have ever seen in my life. Everybody should visit this place. Give... read more

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    k barloker
    05/08/22

    Absolutely awesome 👌 👏 👍

    Alanna Rosendahl Avatar
    Alanna Rosendahl
    05/08/22
  • Really beautiful little village, lost of things to see. On the hour different info on each village hut. Steam... read more

    Alex Draper Avatar
    Alex Draper
    03/08/22

    One of the best museums we've ever been to.

    Ron Jardine Avatar
    Ron Jardine
    03/08/22

    Probably the best tourist attraction of its kind l have been to in Australia and we have travelled extensively

    Andrew Borgert Avatar
    Andrew Borgert
    03/08/22

    Fantastic. So many amazing historical items and totally well worth the admission. Price gives 3 days entry and won’t disappoint.... read more

    Anne Alder Avatar
    Anne Alder
    24/07/22
  • Must see the blacksmith working, brilliant

    Dale Nicholls Avatar
    Dale Nicholls
    21/07/22

    This was such a fun experience. The place is quite big and incredibly well maintained. Lots of authentic original buildings... read more

    Nona Avatar
    Nona
    21/07/22

    If you haven't spent a day wondering around this AMAZING historic village then your life isn't complete... take the time...spend... read more

    Bev Mackenzie Avatar
    Bev Mackenzie
    20/07/22

    This is one of the best historical villages. The themed displays are well curated and well maintained. The engineering heritage... read more

    Mary Howells Avatar
    Mary Howells
    19/07/22
  • Great display off old town and historic items on display such as old cars bikes tractors toys bottles and more... read more

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    Unicorn.Adventures.83
    17/07/22

    The historic village in Herberton is remarkable. You purchase a ticket which you can use over a 3 day... read more

    Sharee Goodall Avatar
    Sharee Goodall
    16/07/22

    I have Been to a lot of historic museums in Australia viewing historical artefacts this one is by far the... read more

    Alwyn&Sarah Anderson Avatar
    Alwyn&Sarah Anderson
    15/07/22

    Very well curated & maintained in every detail. All exhibits in very good condition where applicable. Made for an excellent... read more

    Rob Ackland Avatar
    Rob Ackland
    07/07/22
  • This was an amazing experience.Extremely well maintained, giving a real feeling of understanding how people lived and worked.

    Andy Eskriett Avatar
    Andy Eskriett
    06/07/22

    Great, unbelievable the amount if things accumulated.

    Jennifer Reilly Avatar
    Jennifer Reilly
    06/07/22

    Loved this historical village

    Alison Allan Avatar
    Alison Allan
    05/07/22

    This was very interesting

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    Munch And Fish
    03/07/22
  • Wonderful collection of old Australian artefacts. Well worth a visit. We spent a day and a half going through everything.... read more

    Shane Poulter Avatar
    Shane Poulter
    02/07/22

    This is by far one of the best museums we have ever been too. We spent hours and hours walking... read more

    Lauren Moore Avatar
    Lauren Moore
    26/06/22

    Wow. What a place.All that history in one location.I was blown away by the way it has been put... read more

    Rick Fung Avatar
    Rick Fung
    19/06/22

    Absolutely fantastic display of days gone by and a single persons collection as a way of doing itThe periodic live... read more

    Angelo D'Agostino Avatar
    Angelo D'Agostino
    18/06/22
  • Was just lovely place!Lots of really interesting and priceless things to look around.I hope everybody respect the village and preserve... read more

    Goma Tora Avatar
    Goma Tora
    13/06/22

    A bucket list stop. So comprehensive and a staggering collection of everything.

    Helen King Avatar
    Helen King
    04/06/22

    A must see. Great historical information and exhibits. So much to absorb. Very tactile in that you can feel and... read more

    Don Charles Avatar
    Don Charles
    04/06/22

    We spent a day there,but if you don't see it all,they give you a complimentary 3 day pass .We brought... read more

    Karen Delsar Avatar
    Karen Delsar
    04/06/22
  • Great place. Well curated. Easy to get around

    Jason Drane Avatar
    Jason Drane
    26/05/22

    This place is brilliant, make sure you make enough time, there is so much to see and take in, we... read more

    Jeanette Leitzke Avatar
    Jeanette Leitzke
    26/05/22

    After a couple of visits, not sure I've seen everything yet. Just plain interesting, a must see .

    Peter McKaskill Avatar
    Peter McKaskill
    18/05/22

    Georgous old place with so.much information you need to make a day trip to see it all. Loved it.

    John Fejsa Avatar
    John Fejsa
    16/05/22
  • Went as an off chance and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was their heritage weekend so they had live music and... read more

    David Brown Avatar
    David Brown
    15/05/22

    Fantastic place to spend at least two or more hours. Something for everyone to look at.

    Keith Gifford Avatar
    Keith Gifford
    13/05/22

    To be honest there were that many it is hard to choose but if I had to pick one in... read more

    Steve Robinson Avatar
    Steve Robinson
    10/05/22

    Great place, stacked with lots of things you will remember from Years ago!! Well worth the visit!!

    Darren Lynnda Young Avatar
    Darren Lynnda Young
    05/05/22