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Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum


A doorway into the past…  come and discover how the early settlers built the foundations of what has become today’s Hervey Bay.

The Fraser Coast area and Hervey Bay have a rich history dating back to before Captain Cook first sailed up the east coast of Australia in 1770 and found what is now known as Fraser Island.  Discover what life was really like in the early days.

Walk through the museum that covers 1.2 hectares and:

  • explore 21 buildings from early days (church, stables, dairy, school, cobblers shop, barbers shop)
  • examine 12,000 historical items of interest
  • take part in interactive demonstrations of some of the skills early settlers needed to survive in what was a harsh and untamed environment (blacksmith, rope making, wood turning).
  • and discover what life was like for the people who settled the Hervey Bay area.

13 Zephyr Street, Scarness (Hervey Bay).  Phone:  (07) 4128 4804

Open: Friday & Saturday 1pm – 4.30pm, Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm.  Demonstrations: 1-3pm

Open all public holidays and all Queensland School Holidays (except Christmas Day and Good Friday).