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Caboolture Historical Village

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Address: 280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture, Queensland 4510, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 5495 4581
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Caboolture Historical Village is situated on 4 hectares (about 12...

The Caboolture Historical Village is situated on 4 hectares (about 12 acres) of land just north of Caboolture town centre on the old Bruce Highway. It is listed as the Number One Tourist destination in the region. The dream of preserving our local heritage started with the formation of the Caboolture Historical Society in 1959. The first building arrived 20 years later when the old Caboolture Shire Council Chambers was moved to the site. Since that time with the contribution of many volunteers and supporters, the Village has grown to be the popular destination for tourists and locals to explore the local history.

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Fantastic for school excursions!

I was totally impressed with this museum while attending with a school group. It covers quite a large area and has numerous exhibits, displays & demonstrations. It was like... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shakes C
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was totally impressed with this museum while attending with a school group. It covers quite a large area and has numerous exhibits, displays & demonstrations. It was like walking through how my grandparents described their lives. The volunteers who work there are very personable and really actively engaged the students. We spent several hours there but did not get... More 

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Thank Shakes C
Greg R, General Manager at Caboolture Historical Village, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments,I can assure you it inspires our volunteers a great deal.Our volunteer newsletter will include your comments and it means the volunteers feel valued and helps in the development of our exhibits with their enthusiasm.Lots of changes at the moment so please feel free to visit again and keep a watch on our facebook... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This place is not very expensive to enter and it's masssive. The volunteers that work there are passionate about what they do and knowledgeable on the history of the buildings and machinery. We really enjoyed our time here, we probably spent about 2hrs here, but could've spent more (or less). The ladies in the tea rooms and at the kiosk... More 

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Thank Kristy B
Mooloolah Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have lived on the Sunshine Coast for two years and always just gone past this place until today. I had some friends come from the UK and we decided to visit the place. I have to say the place is amazing!!!! For $15 it is such good value for money. The site is huge and so much to see... More 

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Narangba
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife and 7 year old son on a breezy Sunday. Almost no one there. Some exhibits in disrepair and many others locked or off season. The stuff that was working was fine and to be expected for this kind of thing. Grown ups and the older visitor will get something from it but I think a serious... More 

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Greg R, General Manager at Caboolture Historical Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Village and we acknowledge the fact that we can always improve our museum.One of the main reasons that some of our displays are shut is that we are upgrading the displays and this takes time when working with volunteer help and very limited funds.Our radio shack needed timbers replaced and now needs a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you are interested on how your great great grandparents lived and see how they coped with the hard times of the Early years ,do not hesitate to pay a visit to this show piece of the late 1800 and early 1900's . It is a must see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We arrived at lunch time and ordered from the Thai cafe, which was extremely slow and disorganised, that was disapointing. The shops there closed at 2pm, and the park closed at 5pm so we missed out on quite a bit and they missed out on potential sales, this was also disapointing, and came as a surprise. If those minor issues... More 

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Thank Helen G
Caboolture, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This place has everything for everyone, and it's cheap to enter. The village is nicely set out to look like a small town, with all the necessary buildings to accommodate everyone in those times, from a church, to a hospital, from a garage to a police station, even has it's own jail. Some nice Queenslanders too. A small railway to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Visited this place on a Friday - and what a fabulous morning it was. Very cheap to get in too, which makes a difference - and it was huge! All the buildings feature plaques telling visitors where they came from - and the volunteers are very enthusiastic, and rightly so. The village is very well-maintained and looked after, and it... More 

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Ascot
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This village was once a collection of small, old wooden buildings that no-one wanted. Now it is an extensive museum (really a collection of museums) beautifully maintained by volunteers. There is a modern entrance building with café and other amenities. Finding your way to the numerous components is easy, and each display has good interpretation material in case you are... More 

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Monday and was very pleased we did. Seems to be run by very enthusiastic volunteers which always raises any attraction. It's a collection of lots of old houses, ranches, building etc spanning the history of the local area. The models of the first colony ships in one of the buildings outstanding. All the houses etc set up... More 

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Greg R, General Manager at Caboolture Historical Village, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and especially about the Maritime Museum as we believe it is a gem and very different to most people's expectations.A lifetime of work on display and the builder of these models was a local.Fantastic stuff!Thanks again. More 

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