Herberton Mining Museum and Great Northern Mine

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Surrounded by towering lemon-scented gums, the Herberton Mining Museum sits on the original Great Northern Mine site, a 24-hectare block of land claimed in 1880 by the legendary Jack and Newell, with two other men Brown and Brandon. This rich mine built Herberton to be a political and social centre for the Tablelands and the Far North.

A short walk through natural bush takes you to the three mine shafts where huge steam engines still sit, offering an insight into the lives of our pioneers.

The museum gives a great understanding of what was once the largest tin field in the world, with informative, interactive displays.

The Herberton Mining Museum also offers a tin-panning experience and outdoor working machinery display. Manned by friendly and knowledgeable local volunteers, it has a Visitor Information Centre attached.

Facilities

Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Free Wifi Gallery / Museum Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Lawn / Gardens Lookouts Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Activities

Birdwatching Four Wheel Driving Hiking Mountain Biking Scenic Drives Walks

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Wheelchair access

Membership

Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

COVID Safe

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