The iconic Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Heritage Centre will reopen its doors this April 2021 with a range of exciting immersive experiences.
The museum in the only one devoted to the unsung heroes of the Australian outback. Meet and here the stories of the stockmen and women, the First Nations people, the pioneers and settlers, and the jackaroos and jillaroos.
The centrepiece of the new galleries is a location-aware immersive audio guide integrated with the exhibits.
The $15 million transformation of the outback heritage centre was led by Art Processors.
Art Processors Co-founder and Creative Director, Tony Holzner said: ‘’We wanted to capture the imagination of travellers to central Queensland looking for a more authentic and meaningful outback experience.
‘’We have completely transformed the Centre’s permanent galleries, pushing the boundaries of storytelling and experiential design to uncover and celebrate the many diverse voices of regional Australia.
‘’This is just the starting point – our technology platform will allow the Hall of Fame to add new voices and perspectives as they continue to reach out to regional communities, making sure there’s always new stories for visitors to come back to,” said Tony.
The new galleries include:
- the Welcome Station, an interactive motion-controlled experience featuring some very excitable kelpies who will greet visitors as they enter the main gallery space
- voices of stockmen, stockwomen, drovers, shearers, pioneers, pastoralists, bush poets, hawkers, boxers, flying doctors, inventors, and a horse named Curio.
There is a new exhibition called Gone Drovin’. It takes visitors down the legendary travelling stock routes that drovers took to get their livestock to market, featuring tales of instinct and skill, grit and determination, mateship and luck.
Kids may enjoy a fast-paced treasure hunt game.
About the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Heritage Centre
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia’s premier outback heritage institution. Since its opening in 1988, the Hall of Fame has played host to over one million interstate and international visitors – providing each one with a spectacular outback experience.
Situated in Queensland’s central western town of Longreach, the museum, stunningly constructed from timber, stone and corrugated iron, is truly reminiscent of the outback. With its unique design, the Hall of Fame stands comfortably amongst the rugged yet vibrant rural landscape.
Inside, the Centre’s five themed galleries proudly display the history behind some of Australia’s greatest and bravest explorers, stock workers, pastoralist, and Aborigines. The exhibits comprise an eclectic mix of objects, images, touch screens, audio-visual presentations and open displays, allowing visitors to interpret the outback story in their own unique way.
Since its opening in 1988, The Stockman’s Hall of Fame has welcomed over 1 million visitors through its doors. Truly reminiscent of the rugged landscape of the outback, its galleries delve into the stories of Australia’s unsung heroes of the outback – the everyday people who helped create this part of Australia’s history.
Address: Landsborough Highway PO Box 171, Longreach, Queensland. 4730