Bookings: School visits and wedding bookings have recommenced. If you are interested in booking a date, then please call us on (07) 5495 4581 or email us at [email protected]. Eating in the Village: MON-FRI ONLY - Limited Menus Available: Boiling Billy Cafe 9am to 1pm - Tea/Coffee/Cold Drinks, Devonshire Teas, Sausage Rolls/Pies. Red Hall Cafe 10am to 2:30pm - Tea/Coffee/Cold Drinks, Devonshire Teas, Sandwiches (plain/toasted), Sausage Rolls/Pies, Hot Chips/Wedges, Ice creams. Eating in the Village: WEEKENDS One of the effects of Covid 19 is that we have low volunteer staffing numbers and are unable to open our cafes on weekends. The Village therefore is offering visitors the ability to go outside the Village and return to complete their visit. Picnics Visitors are also able to bring picnic lunches on any day of the week. We have plenty of covered areas for you to sit and eat. PLEASE NOTE: There will be COVID-19 requirements in place eg: cleaning hands and sanitising on entry/exit; social distancing; visitor numbers and record keeping for contact tracing.
The Caboolture Historical Village, 280 Beerburrum Road, is situated on 4 hectares (about 12 acres) of land just north of the Caboolture town centre. The Village is listed as one of the top tourist destinations in the region.
The dream of preserving our local heritage started with the formation of the Caboolture Historical Society in 1957. The first building arrived 20 years later when the old Caboolture Shire Council Chambers was moved to the site. Since that time with the contribution of many volunteers and supporters, the Village has grown to be the popular destination for tourists and locals to explore the local history.
It is the largest tourist attraction in the region, with over 70 buildings, and more than 110,000 museum pieces. Visitors walk through the visitors centre and step out into a Village of yesteryear. The street with the old post office, barber, butcher and general store will bring back memories for many, however there is much more including an exhibition from the Queensland Prison’s Museum, the old Caboolture Hospital, several cottages that were moved from various sites around Caboolture, the old Caboolture Railway Station, and a popular exhibit with models of ships from the First Fleet to arrive in Sydney in 1788.
The Bird & Poultry Museum (Feather Clubs Association of Qld Inc) is the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and opposite the Military Museum is a memorial to the animals and birds lost in wars – one of the first such memorials in Australia.
It is a popular destination for many schools allowing the students to learn about early Australian history and in particular the history of the local area. Schools can select from a wide range of activities including re-enactments, gem sieving at the Gem Club, assisting with washing duties in the old time laundry, learning about the dairy industry, watching the blacksmith and old printery in action and other activities.
We have a number of excellent Venue Hire facilities available. For weddings there are two chapels to choose from, there is the historical St Lawrence Chapel Or the beautiful Bush Chapel and our spectacular garden settings. You can also have use of one of the other venues to hold your reception or other special function: There is the very popular Bush Hotel the Historical Stanmore Hall for conferences and other gatherings there is our Function Room.
There are several special interest groups operating within the village. Are you seeking specialised information or looking to join a club where you can meet and work with people of common interests? There are many such organisations that operate within the village.
Located at 280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture
Please Note: The Village is normally open 7 days a week, from 9 am to 4 pm. The Village does close for certain holidays during the year eg:
Village closure times are also advertised on our Facebook page.