Cardwell Bush Telegraph Heritage Centre
Historic Post Office & Telegraph Station, Town Hall, Courthouse & Lock-Up
Monday – Friday , 10am – 1pm
Saturday, 9am to 12 noon, or other times by appointment.
Sunday / Public holidays – closed/ or as displayed.
Extended operating hours are likely to occur during the tourist season.
- Free Admission.
- Donations Welcome.
- Group / School Visits encouraged.
- Packages can be sent out to potential group visits.
Tours – Guided or Self-Guided
Be welcomed by friendly knowledgeable staff that will guide you through the museum and regale you with local stories and interesting facts on museum objects. Learn of the vital role Cardwell played in the development of communications in the Far North. The museum is filled with information for those wishing to enjoy a self-guided tour of the precinct. Museum staff are available to assist you with any questions you may have.
Interactive Displays and Activities
Try your hand at sending a Morse code message or perhaps ‘race to the top of Australia’ in the Journey Room. Observe weather instruments from the past and get a feel of the early judicial system in the Courthouse and Lockup. School groups will find the museums activities sheet both fun and educational. The museum also provides object-based themed kits for organised group visits.
Library – Research and Internet Facilities
Research and internet facilities can be accessed in yet another historic building within the precinct. The Cardwell Library, once Cardwell’s Divisional Board Hall, is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The Cardwell Bush Telegraph is located on Victoria Street, Bruce Highway, making it an easy place to find. Cardwells Transit Centre and Railway Station are only a few hundred metres away making it a short walk to the museum.
- Public toilet.
- Wheelchair access.
- Ample parking space for coaches.
53 Victoria Street, Cardwell Qld 4849
Ph/Fax: (07) 4066 2412