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 2 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 an accredited Visitor Information Centre attached.

Facilities

Carpark Caters for limited mobility Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Free Wifi History & Heritage Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Lookouts Museums Australia Museums Galleries Australia Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Shop Visitor Information Centre Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation Wheelchair access

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