The Herberton Mining Museum and heritage-listed Great Northern Mine site offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to dig into the past and explore. Make sure you allow sufficient time to enjoy all of the indoor and outdoor exhibits, displays and walks. There are working mining exhibits and scale models, tin panning and interactive displays, several significant mineral collections as well as extensive walking trails. Download a copy of the Museum Map here.
The museum is open most days from 9am – 4pm [closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday]. Please note that during COVID, earlier closing is occurring to allow for daily disinfection. Entry is by donation. TRC residents and Historic Village ticket holders are free.
Situated at the front of the museum is a Visitor Welcome Centre. Here visitors are welcomed by volunteers who are not only knowledgeable about the museum, but about the whole district and the wider Tablelands. They can help answer your questions, supply you with brochures from our information racks, and suggest other things you may like to do to make your trip more enjoyable.
Predominantly though, our volunteers are a ‘mine’ of information about the Museum and the Herberton Mineral Field. And if they can’t answer a specific enquiry, they will refer the question to one of our researchers who can forward a reply if you leave a contact point.
The VIC room is also a sales area offering a range of mining themed products which you may like as a souvenir or gift item. The range includes local history books, geology books, handmade jewellery and pottery, rock samples and loose stones, gemstones fossicked from the Tablelands, pewter collectibles, tea towels, stubby coolers, keyrings, hats and so much more. There’s something here for all ages.
Free Wi-Fi is provided by Tablelands Regional Council. If your mobile device does not have reception, use our free Wi-Fi to enable the Check In Qld app.
Volunteers at the museum can provide tours and talks to interested parties. A special guided walk of the Great Northern Mine is planned for Wednesdays.
Similarly, school groups can be accommodated by arrangement. Some idea of group size and Year level will allow curriculum relevant material to be provided. Schools are reminded that supervision is their responsibility and sufficient leaders should be provided to allow the group to break into smaller numbers for a more personalised tour.
For more information on tours, talks and school visits call (07) 4096 3474 or email email@example.com
© Herberton Mining Museum History Association 2021