About Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum
The Multi Award Winning Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum features 27 historical buildings housing over 12,000 exhibits from the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay area; these exhibits include a fully-furnished slab cottage, built in 1898, the Goodwood Railway Station, the first Dundowran Hall, the original Dundowran State School, a fully equipped blacksmith shop, cane harvesting machinery, horse drawn buggies shed, restored IHC three horse power engine, petrol driven washing machine, school and music room, and Hervey Bay’s original Methodist Church, built in 1901, is now available for weddings.
The village comes alive on Sundays when their volunteers dressed in period clothes demonstrate old time crafts. See the blacksmith make a horseshoe, treadle the 100 year old wood lathe and help make your own souvenir wooden goblet. Come and turn the handles on the corn shelling machine or join the Rope Maker and make a souvenir piece of rope on a 100 year old machine for free.
Three new displays opened on Australia Day 2018, a Fire Station, a Cobblers Shop and a Barbers Shop. With over 3 acres of displays, allow at least two hours to view, more on Sundays when the demonstrations are live.
Groups are welcome.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met
Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)
Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have accessible seating areas in theatrette
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have wheelchair accessible picnic tables (picnic tables require 720mm knee clearance and 800mm maximum height)
Have a wheelchair/scooter charging station (power point) in an accessible location
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)