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Rockhampton Heritage Village

(07) 4936 8688
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296 Boundary Road
Rockhampton Q 4702

 

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© Rockhampton Heritage Village

The Rockhampton Heritage Village is owned by
Rockhampton Regional Council

Welcome to Rockhampton
Heritage Village

About

One of the most popular stops for travellers in Central Queensland is the Rockhampton Heritage Village. Set on 11 hectares of land, the village features a wide range of original and reproduction buildings, as well as memorabilia and artefacts portraying life in the region from the 1850s to the 1950s. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll and look through the school, wagon works, fire station, timber cutters camp, woolshed, cottages, printing works and more. There is also an impressive array of timepieces in the Hall of Clocks, a display of dolls and a great collection of vintage vehicles. All the trade buildings were reconstructed from photographs of original buildings in Rockhampton around the turn of the century. All buildings have been constructed on site, including all the roof trusses which are handmade. To ensure the buildings are cyclone proof, all the support beams have been sunk 2 meters into the ground.

 

The Heritage Village saw its beginning when a privately owned collection of local memorabilia formed the Gangalook Museum. The Gomersall and Hinz families owned much of the original collection, and later donated the entire museum to the Rockhampton City Council in 1989. In 1997, the collection was moved into the Heritage Village for display to the public.

 

The Heritage Village is an initiative of the Rockhampton Regional Council. In addition to this, the village is supported by the Friends of the Heritage Village, which is a group of volunteers drawn from within the Rockhampton community.

 

There are many events hosted at the Heritage Village throughout the year.

Our most popular events are market days, which are held bi-monthly (January, March, May, July, September and November). Our markets provide fun for all the family, with a range of stalls displaying food, plants, arts, craft and hobbies, clothing and furniture and fresh seasonal produce. We also have farm animals, pony rides, Cobb & Co Coach and vintage vehicle rides!

School Holiday Activities are held during schools holidays in April, July, Sept on Tues, Wed & Thurs from 9am to 12pm.

Halloween is held at the end of October every year. It is a fantastic night for everyone. Bookings are essential.

 

The Rockhampton Heritage Village is open daily, from 9am to 4pm (except public holidays). There is plenty of off-street parking available and disabled access.

Information Centre

The Heritage Village Information Centre houses a beautiful gift shop and tourist centre to assist you in planning your visits around the Rockhampton region. Start your journey through the historical memorabilia with the remarkable clock collection in our reception building. This clock collection is the result of many years of collecting by local watchmaker, Ernie Gomersall, and his brothers Bob and Norm. There are a variety of clocks on display as part of this collection, with the oldest clock made dating back to 1630. Shaping the foundation for the Gangalook Museum, this clock collection formed the starting point for the Heritage Village.