Who we are

We are a dedicated team of passionate Mareeba residents whose only goal is to continue aiding our community and celebrating our area’s rich and storied history. We want to invest in our area and help draw visitors from far and wide.

History & Heritage

The Mareeba Heritage Museum has a proud and storied history of its own, providing locals and tourists with high-quality exhibits and a day to remember since our very inception. We’re proud of our community and are even prouder of the fact we provide a place where it can be truly celebrated and learned about.

Who is it for?

The simple answer is everyone!

The Mareeba Heritage Museum attracts a wide range of visitors from all walks of life.

This can include nomads, tourists, and interested locals; anyone who is keen to learn and experience Mareeba’s varied history and also be within easy reach of delicious refreshment at our cafe.

We also attract those interested in Mareeba’s local arts and crafts who wish to have a place to explore their community’s creativity.

Our Mission Statement

The preservation and promotion of Mareeba’s rich heritage and culture are at the forefront of everything that we do. We want to provide visitors with a unique experience that will give them truly lasting memories and provide unique family days out.

We want to help people celebrate and further understand Mareeba’s fascinating culture.

Our Background

Opened in 1995 thanks to a variety of highly generous grants and support, the Mareeba Heritage Museum has thrived as a result of the generosity and passion of local residents and organisations.

Through voluntary work, donations and a variety of other generous acts the Heritage Museum is able to continue celebrating the wonderful history of Mareeba.

What do we do for the community?

All of us at the Museum:

  • Provide a uniquely memorable visiting experience
  • Encourage visitation to the local area
  • Provide an outlet for local arts and crafts
  • Celebrate Mareeba’s history, diversity and culture
  • Share information about local community services
  • Encourage community participation and volunteering
  • Provide an educational facility
  • Help with the marketing of Mareeba as a region and driving tourism


Where does Mareeba Heritage Museum get the money to operate?

It comes from a variety of sources. This includes:

Donations are always greatly appreciated and are truly vital in making sure we’re able to continue improving our exhibits in every way possible.

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Proudly supported by

Mareeba Heritage Museum proudly sponsored by Mareeba Shire Council

We are always looking for new and exciting opportunities to forge lasting relationships with valued sponsors.

If you would be interested in sponsoring the Mareeba Heritage Museum and investing in the local community and heritage, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss.