About The Village

Village Reopening

Good news. The Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum (BHVM) is now open under Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions.

When entering the Village please report to Reception and register your attendance.  This will assist QLD health authorities in COVID-19 contact tracing should someone test positive to the virus at the Village.

Keeping you and our dedicated volunteers healthy is paramount. So when visiting remember to use the hand sanitisers, wash your hands frequently, be aware of what you touch, and maintain social distancing.

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Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum (BHV&M), located at 205 Main Street Beenleigh QLD 4207, takes you on a journey of years gone by. This collection of our Early Australian heritage is organised as a village and dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of the old Beenleigh region for current and future generations.

A popular tourist destination for school students, families & seniors tours, the Beenleigh Historical Village features early Australia memorabilia, collections of items and even entire buildings which have been lovingly preserved and restored.  We’re also a favourite location for car and bike clubs, and special functions such as weddings.

There are twenty heritage buildings filled with original items used by those who lived in the 1860s and onward. Our extensive collection has been either donated to the Village or were the original products/items belonging in the homes we have on site.

You can see the old St. George Anglican Church, The Beenleigh Council Chambers, Willkie’s General Store, the old Dodge fire engines, family homes, the Loganholme One Teacher School, the Post Office and much more.

You might like to hire an MP3 Player to take a self-guided tour of the Village. Enjoy listening to the fascinating history of each of the buildings situated at the Village. The history is narrated by actors from the Beenleigh Theatre Group playing the role of our pioneering settlers. A project sponsored by a Regional Arts Development Fund grant.

Self-guided tours are also available so you can take  your own time, and enjoy the many original displays and unique collections at Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum.

Normally, the Village is open seven days from 9.00am to 3.00pm except on  Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and ANZAC Day. Over the Christmas – New Year period the Village will be closed on the 24 December and will re-open on the first working day in January.  As of this afternoon 23 MAR 2020, the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum (BHVM) will be closed to the public until after the Easter holiday.  The need to keep the BHVM closed to the public will be reviewed at this time.

The Tin Cup Cafe, operated by Great Australian Experiences (GAE), welcomes you with good old fashioned home-baked treats, espresso coffee and range of teas, plus our affordable tasty lunch selection. With our expansive serene views overlooking the Beenleigh Historical Village the welcome is warm and the team is just waiting to serve you with a smile. The Tin Cup Cafe has a wonderful history behind it being the old Beenleigh Railway Station.

There is no admission fee to go to the Tin Cup Cafe. However, if you wish to tour the Village display sites you are required to pay the prescribed entry fee, payable at the Village Reception.

The best thing about the Tin Cup Cafe is there is no rush: stay as long as you want. We also recommend a visit to the adjacent Art Gallery. Bookings are essential for groups. The Tin Cup Cafe is licensed.

For further enquiries on the Tin Cup Cafe please conatct free call 1300 259 016, or on (07)3801 8198, or by email: cafe@greataustralianexperiences.com

The Gallery in the Corridor is also open 7 days a week. Come down and view, or purchase, the amazing, professional, local artwork on display at the Gallery. Visit the Facebook page for more information on the Gallery in the Corridor: www.facebook.com/thegalleryinthecorridor or website at:  https://galleryinthecorridor.com.au or  email jck_cummings@yahoo.com.au