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Coal Creek Community Park and Museum

12 Silkstone Rd, Korumburra, Victoria 3950, Australia
+61 3 5655 1811
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Good way to spend some time

OK, lets be honest. One of the best thing about this place is that it's free. Which makes it a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul L
,
Cape Paterson, Australia
Historic gem

Travel back in time and experience old Australia. Fabulous displays and friendly, helpful staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pam S
,
Fort William, Canada
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Come take a walk through time at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. What sets this park apart is that it is a heritage attraction built by a dedicated community. The park has free entry and is always a great day out for the whole family! Ride the bush tramway, dine in the cafe or simply enjoy the natural surrounds. Visit the animals within the park or enjoy a picnic in one of the many scenic spots around the park. Talk to the volunteers for knowledge on local history and let them amaze you with their skilled craftsmanship. Visit the general store for one of Victoria's finest displays and demonstrations of yesteryear. Learn the history of coal from its beginning and see the tools the men used to build their homes and their lives within South Gippsland. Every corner will take you on a journey of history and life of early settlement in Gippsland. OPEN EVERYDAY OF VICTORIAN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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12 Silkstone Rd, Korumburra, Victoria 3950, Australia
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+61 3 5655 1811
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Reviewed 4 days ago

OK, lets be honest. One of the best thing about this place is that it's free. Which makes it a perfect place to take friends from out of town (if you are a local) or a cheap way of entertaining the children for a couple...More

Thank Paul L
CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback . We are not generally open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but we still let people wonder through. Our volunteers activate the buildings such as the General Store, Spinners, Drapery store,Blacksmiths and train during our normal days of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel back in time and experience old Australia. Fabulous displays and friendly, helpful staff. Free to access and wander around the displays and environment to take in Australia in the mining days. The kids were faciniated. Really enjoyed the visit.

Thank Pam S
CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wonderful that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been here in over 30 years, and it sure has grown. Excellent spot to visit and FREE. We went on a Monday, so it was very quiet and not many volunteers manning shops, blacksmith and such. Train only runs every now and...More

Thank Julie P
CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback on your visit. We hope you come back sooner than another 30 years as we like to see old friends. Hopefully on one of our more busier days.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 14yo son to Coal Creek and apart from being free entry it is wonderful to see how things were done in the past. From mining coal to the general store and even an olden day chemist this place is a must see if...More

Thank Postiekiddo
CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to you coming through again.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Had not been here for probably 30 plus years. My memory is that it used to be much busier. Ok not a holiday weekend or school holidays so that may be a factor. Lots of local history which I could relate to. As a community...More

Thank Jeff_8mile
CoalCreek, Coordinator Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback and coming back to see you and encouraging people to drop in. We are continually trying to improve the experience for visitors so your feedback is welcomed. This year we are hoping to complete the refurbishment of two of our...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

This place is lovely to visit and I can't believe it is free I think $10 would a a fair price to pay for families and would be happy to pay it . The staff are friendly, the park is clean and the buildings that...More

Thank Katrina F
CoalCreek, Coordinator Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Our volunteers and staff work tirelessly to maintain the park so visitors can enjoy it. We were very happy to hear that your son enjoyed the train as well. Hoping to see you when you come to...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

lovely collection of old buildings. don't visit expecting an interactive attraction like sovereign hill though. you just have to walk around and read the informative info boards inside buildings. the small ANZAC display inside coal museum is very interesting. The info centre at entrance is...More

Thank JohnG3121
CoalCreek, Coordiantor Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback on our wonderful park. We are presently looking for some one to operate the café which would be a definite plus for the site. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will pop in again on your...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

It was 30 years ago since I last visited this park and somethings haven't changed. This park has potential, not all buildings are open to the public as they park is heavily dependent on volunteers. Those that are open were excellent, the smithy, the wool...More

Thank Joseph P
CoalCreek, Coordinator Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for coming back to see us after 30years. Our volunteers do an amazing job of making sure our visitors have a wonderful experience. Hopefully when you come through next time you will see that the Mechanics Institute Auction Rooms and a new fence...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Well worth a stop and visit if you have a couple of hours to kill. The park is free to enter and the buildings are great to walk around the through. Chatting to the volunteers who man the various buildings is a must and they...More

Thank MarkKristie
CoalCreek, Coordinator Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you for visiting Coal Creek and providing feedback on your visit. Our volunteers enjoy passing on their knowledge to visitors and always appreciate feedback. We will take on board your comment regarding the train operatoins.Thank you and hopefully we will see you again when...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great day out,and the best thing is free entry.feeding the ducks is an absolute treat.all the displays are a great step back in time.highly recommended for young familiesMore

Thank Peter N
CoalCreek, Coordinator at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to you coming back. Our ducks are a special attraction here and our volunteers work very hard making sure everyone has...More

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