Australian Workers Heritage Centre

Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area

Discover at your own pace the Australian Workers Heritage Centre - a place of reflection, within this museum styled complex, visitors can journey through exhibition space which celebrates the extraordinary legacy of working Australians telling a vitally important part of our nation's history through its working life via interactive displays, film, photographs, artefacts and recreated historical work settings.

Sited in the grounds of the former Barcaldine State School, many of the original structures have been re-invented into exhibition space. Historical work places of yesteryear, including a one teacher school, police watch house and railway station, have been relocated to the Centre from throughout Queensland.

Home of the "Young-Un' an enduring legacy - this offspring is the only direct descendant of the Heritage listed 'Tree of Knowledge' - symbolic of the Shearers Strike of 1891.

Set in over two hectares, the Workers Heritage Centre has been designed with the weary traveller in mind. Beautifully landscaped gardens and shady trees surround a sparkling bore fed billabong creating a cool outback oasis, with the convenience of picnic, barbecue and playground facilities.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $16.00 1 March 2011 – 31 March 2015
Child $9.00 1 March 2011 – 31 March 2015
Concession $13.00 1 March 2011 – 31 March 2015
Family $40.00 1 March 2011 – 31 March 2015 Two adults and three plus children
Family $35.00 1 March 2011 – 31 March 2015 Two adults and two children.
Group $8.00 1 March 2011 – 31 March 2015 10 plus children.
Group $12.00 1 March 2011 – 31 March 2015 10 plus adults.
Student $13.00 1 March 2011 – 31 March 2015

Open Times

Note: Open Monday to Saturday from 0900 to 1700 and Sundays from 1000 to 1600. Contact the operator for Public Holiday opening hours. Trading hours may vary during the period from December to February.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Conference/Convention Facilities

Other Information


There is access for guests with a disability. The Centre is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs. There are ramps to all buildings and disabled toilet facilities. There is also a wheelchair available if it is required.


Children are welcome and there are interactive displays and a childrens playground available for them. The Centre has a child friendly environment. Accommodation is available for school excursions at the Wanpa-rda Matilda Outback Education Centre.
94 Ash Street
Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area

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