Our Story

Coal Creek was a Community, Local and State government funded project to preserve the cultural history of the area and was opened to the public in 1974. The first building relocated on site was the Korumburra Courthouse, followed by Kowera Church, Jeetho School House and the Mine Manager’s Cottage. These now form the heart of our of 53 building heritage village.

As Gippsland largest open air heritage village, our vast collection of orginal buildings and objects tell the story of the coal mining, agricultural, transportation and social history of southern Gippsland region.

Nestled in 27 hectares of undulating landscape which was planted with 40,ooo seedlings by the community, to create a flora and fauna sancutary for you to enjoy.