Mareeba Heritage Museum

Enticingly, entry was free.   We had just picnicked next door at Centenary Park. With Grandparents in tow, we walked into what we thought was more a tourism information centre (which it is) and all were impressed.

It was a hands-on trip back into history at Mareeba Heritage Museum  – for all of us, and gave all of us adults a chance to show our younger generation some of things we grew up with.

There’s a settler’s hut, printing press, vegetation and industry displays – but best of all was the outdoors displays.

We walked into a motor rail ambulance, checked out the blacksmith, locked dad in the jail, pumped water, mowed grass, checked out the dairy – all terrific for the retired farmers with us.

Find it at 345 Byres Street, Mareeba, open daily 9am-5pm. They do offer guided tours for a small fee, by appointment and there is an onsite coffee house open until 4.

Did I mention, it was pet friendly? Run by volunteers, donations are appreciated. We loved our visit here.

The boys at Mareeba Heritage Museum
The boys at Mareeba Heritage Museum
Having fun with old fashioned lawn mowers Mareeba Heritage Museum
Having fun with old fashioned lawn mowers Mareeba Heritage Museum

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