Caboolture Historical Village

Caboolture Historical Village

280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture QLD, Australia

With over a century of local history on display, Caboolture Historical Village is a must-visit destination. Situated on 12 acres of land, north of Caboolture CBD, the Historical Village is a wonderful collection of vintage objects and buildings that tell a riveting story about our past. Amble through the streets of yesteryear, with quaint churches, a post office, butcher, corner store and beautiful gardens. Or learn about the region’s ‘underbelly’ of hardened criminals and murderers at the prison, where you can also view objects from Brisbane’s notorious Boggo Road. Automotive and machinery enthusiast? Caboolture Historical Village has over 73 refurbished cars, motorbikes, trucks and tractors on display and is home to the Antique Machinery Restoration Society of Queensland.

A history lesson for the whole family!

No need to worry about the children getting bored on this history trip, Caboolture Historical Village has many interactive displays. Children can get up close with old water pumps, butter churns, typewriters and sawmill machinery, in a safe environment. They’ll love playing teacher in the one-room schoolhouse and riding the rails at the local train station, with the miniature steam train running twice a day. Why not test their strength, by attempting to lift a ball and chain at the prison? If that doesn’t grab their interest, a trip to the morgue and hospital might do the trick. Explaining dentistry devices and techniques from sixty years ago, it’s sure to get them brushing their teeth without complaint. There’s so much to do, see and learn at the Caboolture Historical Village.

New Hologram Attraction

Mr William Geddes ‘Lord of Caboolture’ and the first Postmaster has returned to the same Post Office building where he worked back in 1869. The Caboolture Historical Village created a full-size ‘life-like’ hologram of Mr Geddes who welcomes visitors and talks about how he and his family risked the dangerous journey from Manchester in England and ended up following the gold diggers, who were on their way to the Gympie gold fields hoping to make their fortunes. Mr Geddes and his family got as far as Caboolture, where he established a store, a hotel, and eventually owning vast swathes of the local area, hence he became known as ‘the Lord of Caboolture’.

This new exhibit is funded by Arts Queensland and is the first of a number of exciting projects the Caboolture Historical Village are planning to enrich the experience of visitors and bring history to life.

The Caboolture Historical Village collection

The Caboolture Historical Village has over 110,000 local objects on display, including domestic, maritime, military, automotive and farming pieces of interest. These collections are housed in over 70 buildings, from old farmhouses, one bedroom cottages and school houses to the train station, hospital building, dairies and tin farm sheds. Donated by local residents since 1959, the objects and buildings tell the story of the local people, giving insight into the region’s founding families. The grounds are also the home to several local historical societies and clubs, including Caboolture & District Woodworkers Club; 11th Light Horse Troop; The Caboolture Gem Club; Antique Machinery & Restoration Club; Pottery Club; The Homestead Country Music Club; Caboolture Family History Research Group; and Feathers Club Association of Queensland.

Tours and groups

With ample parking, the Caboolture Historical Village is the ideal destination for bus and school groups. Bookings are required and tours are available upon request. As a pleasant outdoor attraction, it’s one of the best museums near Brisbane for group tours, school tours and families.

Entry Pricing
Adults: $15.00
Concessions $11.00
Children (5 to 12 years): $7.50
Children under 5 years: Free entry

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.