Rockhampton Heritage Village, Rockhampton

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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  • So much to see and do. Allow heaps of time to wander around. There's a school, several homes, hospital, church, dolls house, fire station, blacksmiths, power house amongst a lot of other buildings and...  read more »
  • On the drive after MacKay, we made a short stop in Rockhampton and landed by accident in the heritage village. A visit which has really paid off. For a relaxing stroll through the carefully designed system, we could us represented the feet and at the same time to sniff a little history. As a highlight, we had still a ride in an approximately 90-year-old Ford Model A.
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  • Cheap day of historical education for the kids, which they actually enjoy! Very interactive. Kids can go inside all the houses and buildings, explore what it was like in "the old days", as well as hor...  read more »
  • Great place to take the kids. We spent about half a day here. Lots of things to do and look at. We even got picked up in an old Ford and cruised around for quite a while. I would definitely take the kids back there again, very enjoyable....
  • Relaxing and well maintained. Beautiful return in the past.
  • Brings good old memories back of my child hood
  • Can you imagine living in a household without electricity, running water,sewerage, plumbing, gas, without the myriad of machinery, appliances and facilities we take for granted today?. Many of these essential services were not introduced until relatively late in the 20th century. In Rockhampton it was not until 1924, that electrical street lighting was introduced. A fully functional sewerage system was not installed until1978. The question is "How did people live without these things 100years ago"?. We visited the Rockhampton Heritage Village, set in 11.4 hectares of bushland, incorporating an historical township, portraying life as it was from the 1850's through to the 1950,s. With it's Historical fire engines, restored hospital, school house, church, shearing shed, old drop slab cottages, this is graphically depicted. The houses are furnished and arrayed as they would have been, complete with gardens, barns, and live poultry. There are numerous working sheds, including a Blacksmith's forge, vintage cars, tractors, coaches and a fire station. The1st Central Queensland Lighthorse Regiment have a display, an early hospital is fully furnished and presented, as is a pioneer style classroom, and a charming historical church. Myrtle Perkins doll collection of more than 1500 dolls is fascinating as is Australia's largest "Old clock" display dating back to 1830. Also included in the complex is a "Timber cutters camp" and a large "Farmyard" complete with live animals. This amazing complex is still a work in progress with many new projects either underway or planned for the future. Tours are available either in vintage cars, horse-drawn "Cob & Co" coach, or early open-sided tram or bus. "Arnolds", a replica 1920's general store, serves refreshments of, drinks, damper, pies, sausage rolls and Devonshire teas for your enjoyment. This venue is very popular for weddings, functions, market days etc. For us it was a nostalgic walk through a bygone era, a must see for history buffs, antique enthusiasts and children of all ages.
  • An awsome place for kids
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