Mareeba Heritage Centre Inc.
The Museum is a heritage style building with a large veranda; the building is situated within a lovely park setting. The Museum presents a comprehensive series of displays, including an Aboriginal interpretive display, early pioneers and settlers hut, and a valuable collection of historical memorabilia. An early fire cart, a turn of the century telephone exchange and rail ambulance are but a few of the interesting exhibits on display. A new display on Mount Mulligan reflects the history on the 1921 mining disaster. Also a purpose built blacksmith shop at the rear of the Museum now shows cases a large collection of blacksmith tools and memorabilia. A section of the Museum is given over to displays of current agriculture in the Mareeba Shire, covering tobacco, sugar, coffee, tea tree oil ect. A small shop within the Museum, can offer a range of saleable items from historical books, souvenirs, T-shirts, cold drinks and snacks.
We are classed as a small Museum with collectable items, ranging from out door farming machinery to medical books and logging tools, photographs, static display. Our collection covers the history of the area including major events that have happened in the past, i.e. mining disasters in one of our displays 'the Dairy Shed' we have a life size cow that you can milk (it produces white non toxic water), but kids love interacting with this display. There is also an old ambulance carriage and Blacksmith shop along with many other displays showing our towns history.