About The Village

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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. 

The Tin Cup Café 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 are just waiting to serve you with a smile.  The Tin Cup Café, inside the Beenleigh Historical Village has a wonderful history behind it being the old Beenleigh Railway.  If you plan on experiencing the Village tour, there is an admission fee, but if you are just planning on a visit  to the Café, come right on in.  Parking is free on-site.

Our menu includes Devonshire tea; a selection of hand-baked treats; toasted sandwiches; salads; a daily specials board for lunch including some favourites like Fish and chips; lasagna and salad, and of course our artisan coffee, tea, hot chocolate or iced beverage ranges.  The best thing about the Tin Cup Café is there’s no rush, stay as long as you want, there’s plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a peaceful morning or afternoon.  We also recommend a visit to the Gallery for a selection of beautiful hand-crafted gifts and paintings.

For further enquiries on the café, please contact free call 1300 259 016, or (07) 3801 8198 or via email cafe@greataustralianexperiences.com

Café is licenced.

Opening hours:  7 days a week  7.30am – 3pm.

Café is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day.

Bookings essential for groups.  Tin Cup Café could be the perfect function space for your next event!

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 email jck_cummings@yahoo.com.au