The Crows Nest Historical Village has over 20 buildings from the local district and packed full of local history and memorabilia.
The homestead at the front of the museum, Carbethon House, was built in the 1880s and was relocated to Crows Nest in 1978 as a folk museum, the start of the historical village.
Ray White, the now large real estate chain across the country, started in Crows Nest. The original Ray White Auctioneer building is on the grounds, along with his son’s home, Alan White who took over the real estate business.
Many of the buildings are set out along a small street of sorts, leading from Carbethon House. There is a replica of a one teacher school, slab hut, blacksmith’s shop, and a shed filled with various machinery.
The museum is next to a large open park, with a decent playground, skate park, and a BMX bike dirt track.
The museum was originally called the Folk Museum and Pioneer Village but has since been renamed to Crows Nest Historical Village.
* This location has been registered, meaning it hasn’t been reviewed by Brown Signs. It was attended during normal opening hours but was abnormally closed for the morning for an unknown reason.
To get there:
Coming from the north along New England Hwy, the museum is on the left shortly after coming into the township, with a brown sign 100m before it.
Coming from the south along New England Hwy, continue through the township of Crows Nest. The road veers to the left after 1km near an antiques store, the museum is on the right 500m further on, with a brown sign 100m before it.
Cost:Adults $35, Child (5-17) $15, Pensioner $25, Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $90, Family (2 Pensioners, 2 Children) $80, Family (Extra Child) $12
Hours: Thu-Sun 10am-3pm, last entry 1 hour before closing
Food: No, cold drinks available
Wheelchair accessible: Yes, loan wheelchair available on request
Playground: No, park ground next door