Museums

There is a range of museums scattered across the region. Each shares its own piece of history in a unique and engaging way.

Herberton Mining Centre

1 Jack Rd, Herberton

Opening Hours

  • Monday
    Closed
  • Tuesday
    Closed
  • Wednesday
    Closed
  • Thursday
    Closed
  • Friday
    Closed
  • Saturday
    Closed
  • Sunday
    Closed

The centre is closed for maintenance until Tuesday 28 February — reopening on Wednesday 1 March.

The Great Northern Mine Walk remains open and you can still take in our outdoor displays. Brochures and maps are available at the front door.

The Great Northern Mine was once the heart of a booming tin industry. Herberton’s hills rang with the explosive booms of dynamite, while the racket of machinery at the Great Northern Battery was an incessant backdrop to daily life.

The Herberton Mining Centre now provides a relaxing retreat amongst towering gums, offering stories of those early days for all to enjoy and appreciate.

From here take the Great Northern Mine Walk — an interpreted walk through the original mine workings and the start of the Herberton Fire Trails.

Dig into the past in our museum. Push our buttons and crank our handles! You can pan for tin or pump your own water, learn to use a hand drill to make holes for your explosives! Make sure you look up and down, and search every corner … this museum is every explorer’s dream!

Find out more about the Herberton Mining Museum History Association.

 

Hou Wang Chinese Temple & Museum

86 Atherton Herberton Rd, Atherton

Opening Hours

  • Monday
    10am–2pm
  • Tuesday
    10am–2pm
  • Wednesday
    10am–2pm
  • Thursday
    10am–2pm
  • Friday
    10am–2pm
  • Saturday
    Closed
  • Sunday
    Closed

Donated to the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) in 1979, the Chinese temple has undergone meticulous conservation of its unique, historical integrity.

Explore and appreciate the significance of the Chinese cultural heritage of the region. Far more than just a temple, Hou Wang Miao features a full display of cultural artefacts to engage and educate the whole family on what was once a site of social and religious significance for the region’s Chinese community.

Discover the beautifully preserved artefacts within the Chinese museum as you are guided by passionate volunteers who are brimming with facts and information about this exceptional property. It is rumoured to be the only existing temple dedicated to Hou Wang outside of China itself. Most of the temple fittings, including the elaborate carvings, bell and metal vessels, were made in China and transported to Australia.

Museum Tours

Adult — $10
Child  —$5
Family — $20
Concession — $5.00
National Trust members — free
Entrance to the museum — free