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OPENING HOURS

May to October

Monday to Friday

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Weekends and Public Holidays

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

November to April

Monday to Friday

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Weekends and Public Holidays

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cloncurry Unearthed/VIC

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Cloncurry Unearthed

On the Flinders Highway sits Cloncurry Unearthed, our Visitor Information Centre and Museum. This is where our friendly staff of locals can guide you on what to see and do during your visit to our shire.

If you’re ready to just sit and relax, then you can walk just a few steps away and enjoy our peaceful walk-through Mary Kathleen Park, just like the locals!

If you and yours are ready to get out amongst it, you can head up to the lookout at Chinaman Dam and see the Cloncurry Shire in all its glory.

Not ready to be that adventurous just yet? Then just grab an ice-cold drink, grab a meal in town, or park yourself in the shade and plan your next move.

Museum

Journey back in time at the

Cloncurry Unearthed Information Centre and Museum

We are pretty proud of our local museum as it is home to relics and artifacts of a bygone era of this area. Throughout the museum, we pay tribute to the country’s First People, explorers, Chinese, Afghan Cameleers, and the pioneers who worked and established themselves in the rough and remote conditions of outback Queensland.

A variety of gems and minerals are on display here, and it is ranked as one of the most comprehensive collections in Australia.

You can also view Burke’s water bottle and the Founders Medal of Royal Geographical Society that was presented to Robert O’Hara Burke to commemorate his expedition in 1862.

Not to be missed is the Aboriginal artifact exhibit, which includes the breastplate once worn by George, King of Friezland.

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Visitor Information Centre

Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum is situated on the grounds of the Mary Kathleen Memorial Park, showcasing memorabilia from Cloncurry and the surrounding district.

The Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum can provide tourist information, fossickers licenses, maps, and light refreshments. They also carry a wide range of souvenirs, gift ideas, postcards, and Cloncurry t-shirts.

Open Air Museum

If you’re ready to head outside but still want to visit a museum, then take a stroll through the adjacent open-air museum that stretches across Mary Kathleen Park.

Here you will see the machinery of a bygone era that helped to build inland Australia during its initial mining, farming, and pastoral booms.

Farm equipment, mining rigs, even a rail ambulance stand proudly around the grounds. Definitely worth showing the kids or the kid at heart!

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Mary Kathleen Memorial Park

This recently renovated park features public amenities, a lovely picnic barbecue area, and a great playground for children. Everything you need to stretch your legs after your trip to the shire.

Follow the path to a scenic lookout with spectacular views and you’ll soon see why we think Cloncurry is pretty special.