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Zara Clark Museum

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Charters Towers Tours and Attractions

The Zara Clark Museum in Charters Towers is housed in two beautifully presented National Trust buildings on Mosman St just down from the Visitor Information Centre.

The first was constructed by Burns Philip & Co in 1891 and the second by Wright Heaton & Co. in 1901.

The 2 stores were later merged and operated as a grocery store by Bartlams until the late 1970’s when the buildings were purchased by the National Trust with a bequest from Miss Zara Clark.

The museum boasts displays on Charters Towers’ medical, agricultural, military, mining and transport history. There is also a look back at how your Grandmothers kitchen would have looked like and some of the highlights of a trip to the grocery store.

The knowledgeable volunteers will conduct a personal guided tour complete with working demonstrations of many of the exhibits or if you prefer, you may wander and explore the Zara Clark Museum at your own pace.

Step back in time for a couple of hours and immerse yourself in the local history of Charters Towers. (A small entry fee applies to assist the upkeep of the museum)

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