At the Cloncurry Unearthed Museum, you will find an array of treasures from an extensive gem and mineral collection, information about fossickers licences and maps and a very famous water bottle. Early pioneers Burke & Wills passed Cloncurry on their ill-fated expedition and on that journey, Burke left behind his water bottle. It was moved from its final resting place out bush and now sits in the museum along with stories about their explorations.
Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum is located on Cloncurry/Mary Kathleen Memorial Park, McIlwraith Street, Cloncurry. The accredited Visitor Information Centre staff are friendly and knowledgeable and can provide you with local information, maps, brochures and accommodation details. You can also pick up a Fossicking Licence here. The gift shop has a great selection of souvenirs, hot beverages, ice-creams and drinks.
In the museum see displays on Burke and Wills, Mary Kathleen Mine, Ernest Henry (founder of Cloncurry and the great mineral wealth of the district). See the collection of memorabilia on Cloncurry and district and one of Australia’s most comprehensive gem and mineral collections.
In the outdoor museum see displays of mining and pastoral machinery, including traction engines, and a unique 1940s Ford rail ambulance.
Sit and relax in the shaded parklands, enjoy a barbecue, or let the kids stretch their legs in the playground. Take a short walk to the lookout with central views of Cloncurry and enjoy a coffee while you take in the surrounding countryside.
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48 McIlwraith Street, Cloncurry/Mary Kathleen Memorial Park, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area, Queensland 4824
Phone: +61 7 4742 1361