Located in the iconic outback Queensland town of Barcaldine, the Australian Workers Heritage Centre is the custodian of the rich heritage, history and traditions of all working Australians.
Opened in 1991 and described by many as the unsung wonder of the outback, this museum-style complex is situated in the grounds of the old Barcaldine State School. From railway workers, blacksmiths, farmers and factory workers to mothers, nurses, teachers and nuns, the Heritage Centre aims to preserve their stories and record their achievements. In 2002, the Centre opened Stage One of its eight million dollar Women in Australias Working History project.
The Heritage Centre has been designed with the weary traveller in mind. Beautifully landscaped gardens and shady trees surround a sparkling billabong creating a cool outback oasis. A gift shop showcases local artists, together with high quality souvenirs, books and a country styled clothing collection.