ID: 17240
  • Museums & Heritage
  • Miles, QLD
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Miles & District Historical Society Inc

The Miles Historical Village and Museum is an open-air museum located near the town of Miles, Queensland, Australia. The village consists of 30 buildings, replicas of ones built during the time period of the 1920s.

The historical village consists of 30 buildings, including the Artesian Basin Centre which houses information on Artesian Water, aboriginal history, and land care. The War Museum has displays from all World Wars. The Shell house has a comprehensive display of shells from all over the world.

The Historical Village started in 1971 and has grown since then, with the Miles Historical Society attempting to add a new replica building every year, and expanding the museum's collection with memorabilia donated by families in the district.

The village has an authentic 1900s era streetscape, featuring a bakery, post office, chemist, general store, Red Rose Cafe, and a branch of the Bank of New South Wales, all featuring real items from the time period. Also included are a church, school, butcher, and blacksmith. A typical slab hut from the early 1900s era is also displayed. The village also hosts the former Dalwogan railway station, with the retired Queensland Government Railways C17 steam locomotive no. 944 on display outside.
Contact address

141 Murilla St
Miles QLD 4415

Local VRC: Volunteering Queensland