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Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village in Toowoomba!

Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village is a great way to experience life from a bygone era and a perfect weekend activity with kids!

What’s at Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village?

The Village includes the old telephone exchange, a 1900’s fully furnished workers cottage, a blacksmith shop, the former Pittsworth Post Office and even the town’s original school (that had just one teacher!). Discover amazing artefacts from World Champion athlete “The Crimson Flash” and even Florence Nightingale’s lace wrap.

There are a variety of different displays and activities at Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village to have a fun and educational day out with the kids!

How do I find out more?

Phone 046931997 or visit their website.

Where is the Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village?

Pioneer Way

Pittsworth, Queensland 4356

When is it open?

Thursdays and Fridays 10am – 1pm

Sundays 10am – 2pm (other times by appointment only)

How much does it cost?

  • Adults $6
  • Concession $5
  • Primary and High school students $2
  • Group bookings $5 (catering available for group bookings on request)

What is there to do?

There is plenty to do and explore to keep the kids interested at Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village. Displays include lace, hand tools, clothing and even an original condition 1928 Austin Tourer car. The village hosts some very special historical items to interest parents as well, such as Florence Nightingale’s chantilly lace wrap and a love letter written by Governor Bligh’s mother.

Experience a blast from the past with various exhibits including farm machinery and cheese making equipment – legacy of early 20th century Pittsworth’s astonishing NINE cheesemakers.

A point of interest for your budding little athletes may be the amazing displays of sporting memorabilia from Arthur Postle. Postle, or “The Crimson Flash”, was a Pittsworth local that went on to become Australia and the world’s fastest athlete! In 1906, Postle was named “Champion of the World” when he was victorious in the 220 yards World Championship Cup.

Make it your next stop for some real-life historical FUN!

Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village is an excellent place for an educational, fun and exciting day out with the kids! The huge range of displays and special pieces of local history are sure to make the village a new family favourite. Do you have a history buff in your family? Check out our guide to Kid Friendly Toowoomba Museums for a fantastic range of local activities for your children!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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