Fire at Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum


             Fire damage at Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum. (Images courtesy of  Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum)

Early on Wednesday 1st December, a fire broke out at the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum.  The fire started in the rear building adjacent to the Workshop. The fire has caused major damage to a number of historic vehicles, stationary engines and machinery. The Museum’s tools were also destroyed in the blaze.

Thankfully the fire was contained to the Workshop area and the rest of the village was left unscathed and the Museum will be open as normal.

Since the fire, the Museum has been overwhelmed by offers of help and donations of tools. They are confident that the future is bright and the fire has made them more determined than ever to keep improving the Museum for their visitors.

For more information and to see images of the damage, please go to the Museum’s website:

If you are interested in donating to the Museum’s recovery fund, please contact the Museum’s Secretary:

Phone: 07 4128 4804 (Opening hours)


Post: 13 Zephyr St, Scarness, QLD

You can also show your support by visiting the Museum!

About Lydia Egunnike

Museum Development Officer - Southern Inland QLD, Queensland Museum Network

Posted on 4 December 2015, in Lydia's Diary and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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