About The Historic Village Herberton

Real Australian History You Can Touch, Feel and Explore

Real Australian History You Can Touch, Feel and Explore

A visit to the Historic Village Herberton is like stepping back in time. Showcasing Australia’s rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone.

Open year round to visitors, the Village collects, preserves and displays fascinating historical exhibits from across Australia. The history of this museum is also closely tied with the township of Herberton and features many priceless antiques as well as buildings that have come from the town’s ancestors.

The Village currently has over 50 original buildings that date from Herberton’s foundation years. Walking through the Village, visitors are given a sense of being in a real township complete with chemist, bottle collection, school, bank, grocer’s store, frock salon, toy shop, mechanic, jail and more.

You can spend an entire day absorbing it all so plan on relaxing and taking your time. In addition, the museum also offers a great gift shop at the Bakerville Tearooms for all your souvenir needs including toys and arts and crafts.The Tearooms also serves delicious homemade pies, scones, sandwiches and more.

Opening Hours & Prices

Opening Hours & Prices

We are open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9.00am - 5.00pm in the high season, 9.30am - 4.00pm during the low season, and after hours by prior arrangement.

We are currently operating low season hours, and are open 9.30am - 4pm. 

  • High Season - 1st April to 8th October and the Christmas holiday period from 26th December, 2017 to 29th January, 2018
  • Low Season -  9th October to 24th December, 2017 and 30th January to 19th March, 2018

The Bakerville Tearooms is open daily high season from 9.00am - 4.00pm and low season 10.00am - 3.00pm.

Last entry to the Village is at 3.30pm during the high season and 2.30pm during the low season. This will allow enough time to enjoy your visit thoroughly.

We are a pet friendly village, as we know you care for your pets while you are holidaying with them. Dogs on a lead are welcome!

We are an All Person Access attraction, with rest areas and concrete ramps at the ready. We also have a wheelchair - if you phone ahead, you can book it.

We are happy for you to make videos here, and hope you share them with us on Facebook so more people can be inspired.

If you enjoyed your visit with us, why not post a review on Tripadvisor?

Admission Prices

Our prices current until 31st March, 2018 are:

  • Adults $29
  • Children $13
  • Concession $26
  • Family (2 Adults, 2 Children):  $72
  • Child is 4-14 years (Child under 4 FREE)

Dogs on leads have free entry, and you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it in our Village grounds.

The Historic Village Herberton Reviews


0 Donna Nash

Really enjoyed our visit to your village would be the best by far historical village I have been too. Have been to a few. Yours has a reality about it that is so wonderful. Would say it is a must if your in the area. All the people working there are friendly and helpful.


0 Wendy Green

Truly a step back in time. Wonderful to see items from yesteryear lovingly cared for and preserved. We only had limited time so didn’t manage to see it all. Next time we will take advantage of the included second day pass. We will stay somewhere closer. Highly recommend the coffee and scones at the cafe. You won’t be disappointed. The best!


Events By The Historic Village Herberton

Pioneer Weekend 2019 - Historic Village Herberton

04 May 2019 09:00:00 - 05 May 2019 17:00:00

Vintage Australia comes alive as our pioneers climb out of the history books at the Historic Village Herberton for one weekend a year.

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6 Broadway, Herberton, Queensland 4887

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