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 Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Lookouts Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access

Membership

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

Accreditation

Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation

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