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Published November 16th 2009
Just under an hour north of Brisbane, the Caboolture Historical Village is set on 12 acres and is home to over 70 buildings and 50,000 items relating to social and cultural history of Australia. The museum is open daily between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
The Caboolture Historical Village has a miniature train line for the kids to enjoy with departs from the original Caboolture Railway Station. Other highlights of the 70 buildings on site include a service station complete with antique pumps, barber shop, general store, licensed hotel, timber Church, the 1920s Caboolture Riverview Hospital and "Glenowen" Homestead, a refurbished Queensland originally located on King Street, Caboolture. Inside the buildings are exhibits showing life as it was in days gone by, allowing visitors to really get a feel for the way our ancestors lived.
Boys can really enjoy their toys at the Caboolture Historical Village by visiting the machinery and transport sheds or the military museum. A major highlight and coup for the museum is the existence of the only one of its type still running in the world, Crossley engine. The Military Museum for the 11th Light Horse Caboolture Troop tells the stories of Australian diggers at war.
Other display highlights include the Maritime Museum with its disply of First Fleet Miniatures and the antique blacksmithing and clothes washing equipment.