Fairymead House Sugar History Museum

Bundaberg North, Bundaberg Area

The relocated and restored Fairymead House overlooks the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens with the splendour of a bygone era. Built in 1890, this grand plantation house includes the Sugar History Museum, exploring the development of the local sugar industry from its earliest days. View the magnificent Indian bungalow architecture and discover the history of the Bundaberg sugar industry and the pioneer sugar families through self guided exploration of the heritage listed Fairymead House.

Fairymead House is available for hire as a wedding/function/conference venue. If you are looking for a venue with a difference Fairymead House is the ideal location for you. The majestic plantation house offers an exclusive function venue for a maximum of 60 guests. Set amongst the lush tropical surrounds of the Botanic Gardens. Fairymead House is a fantastic venue for your special wedding photographs. Please contact their friendly staff for availability and pricing.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Opening Hours

Season/DateDayOpening Hours
All yearMonday10:30am - 12pm
Tuesday10:30am - 12pm
Wednesday10:30am - 12pm
Thursday10:30am - 12pm
Friday10:30am - 12pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday10:30am - 12pm
25 December 2017Closed

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Non Smoking Establishment

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Thornhill Street
Bundaberg North, Bundaberg Area
Queensland
Australia

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