Charleville's Historic House is the oldest permanent building in Alfred Street. It began life in 1889 as a modern banking chambers and manager's residence of the Queensland National Bank. Separate buildings for the manager included a stable, tack room and buggy shelter. The bank used the building as it's chambers for 53 years.Using our international travel planner, Charleville attractions like Historic House and Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
In 1942, a Mr Alex Smith bought the building and used it as a residence until his death. His daughter, Mrs Claude Young then turned it into a boarding house.
In 1973, the Charleville & District Historical and Cultural Society was formed and bought the building, setting aside the manager's office as the society's office.
The banking chamber's "front room" houses a host of items from the past and the old bank vault is used to store precious books, maps, newspapers and records of our history. The main bedroom and dining room are furnished in the gracious ways of an earlier era. There are five beautiful marble fireplaces throughout the building.
We are staffed by a small number of volunteers and we open seven days a week!
A wide range of souvenirs are available for purchase in the Museum.
Historic House and Museum Reviews
We really enjoyed our visit to Historic House. The house itself used to be the town’s bank and the bank manager’s home but it has now been stuffed with loads of interesting items from the past which g... more »
Our walk through the Historic house was very interesting. Lots of artifacts from yesteryear, and photos of when the area 'rode on the sheeps back' so to speak. Its such a shame all that industry is no... more »
Good array of objects. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Great historic place. A must visit
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