Caboolture Historical Village
Caboolture Historical Village is the largest tourist attraction in the region, with over 70 buildings, and more than 110,000 museum pieces. Visitors walk through the visitors centre and step out into a Village of yesteryear. The street with the old post office, barber, butcher and general store will bring back memories for many, however there is much more including an exhibition from the Queensland Prison’s Museum, the old Caboolture Hospital, several cottages that were moved from various sites around Caboolture, the old Caboolture Railway Station, and a popular exhibit with models of ships from the First Fleet to arrive in Sydney in 1788.
Children (5 to 12 years): $5.00
Children under 5 years: Free entry
| Opening hours 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily |
ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE TO SCHOOL VISITS – THESE MUST BE BOOKED PRIOR TO THE VISIT.
- WASHING – We are now offering a free activity of washing the old fashioned way. The students are able to participate in washing items using an old washing copper and wringer. Each group can be about 24 in size and the demo will last for about 20 minutes.
- BLACKSMITH – The Blacksmith will make every effort to be in the Village on days when schools are visiting. The students see how they use the fire, anvil, cold water to mould metal.
- PUMPS – This hands-on display is manned by Volunteers with at least three big working pumps and up to five small pumps that the children may use.
- GEM SIEVING – The Gem Club situated in the Goods Shed runs an activity called “sieve-a-gem”. For $1.00 the students get a lucky dip and a go to “sieve-a-gem” using a big sieve and a drum full of sawdust and stones, much like panning for gold. No student walks away without a collection of pretty coloured gems. Bookings for this activity are essential. An invoice will be presented to the school from the Gem Club who is a separate entity.
- DAIRY – the process of separating milk is explained by a Volunteer with working machinery. A working model also shows how to make butter. Come and see the big cow!
- PRINT SHOP – using the various antique pieces still in operation today, students are able to make a bookmark using the equipment.
- TRANSPORT DISPLAY – The Queensland Department of Transport has
installed a display titled, “Transport, Then and Now”, in our Railway Museum. This display is directly aimed at primary school children so please make the time to see it during your visit.
- TRAIN – All students are offered a ride on the train which runs on a 500 metre track within the Village. This activity does not require booking. Watch for some surprises on the ride. (Dependent on volunteer availability.)