- 48 McIlwraith Street, Cloncurry QLD 4824
- Opening hours
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- Adult $12; Senior $10; Child $8
Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre & Museum was officially opened in October 2013 where it is conveniently located in the Cloncurry/Mary Kathleen Memorial Park which was established in 1985. Ample parking is available for cars and caravans and big rigs. All visitors to Cloncurry can receive travel advice from friendly staff in the newly Accredited Visitor Information Centre, where they will find a variety of souvenirs, light refreshments icecreams, tea & coffee and cold drinks.
Cloncurry Unearthed Museum features the explorers Burke & Wills and their epic journey from Melbourne to the Gulf in the 1860’s, exhibiting Burke’s water bottle, memorabilia, maps and readings of their expedition.
In 1867 Ernest Henry discovered copper near what was later to become the township of Cloncurry; gold was also discovered the same year. Displays can be seen featuring the history of the Township of Cloncurry.
The gem and mineral collection in Cloncurry Unearthed Museum is ranked by experts as one of the most comprehensive in Australia. Displays of surveying equipment, gold weighing scales are amongst some of the memorabilia to be seen in the museum.
A display on the former Mary Kathleen Uranium mine and town can be seen in the form of photographs, newsletters, readings and memorabilia.
The outdoor museum features a display of farming and mining machinery. In the Kuridala Railway shed you will find a unique Ford rail ambulance along with other railway memorabilia
The picnic area has free electric barbeques, a playground for children and public conveniences.