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Melba House

Location: Marian, QLD | Type: Galleries, Museums and Collections

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Mackay Information Centre

1300 130 001

4 Anzac Avenue
Marian, Queensland 4753

Phone: 07 4954 4299
Fax: 07 4954 4296

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Her soft brown eyes captured the hearts of men, her voice cast a magic spell on audiences in London, Paris and many other cities in Europe as well as the United States of America, the legendary diva Dame Nellie Melba.

Few know that the acclaimed opera singer spent the first year of her married life in a small house right in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, in Marian.

And the house where the diva with the golden voice lived, is now open to the public for free. It shows a beautiful array of photos, recordings, memorabilia, books and furniture of her time. All this has been lovingly reconstructed by members and supporters of the Pioneer Valley Tourism and Development Association.

The 133 year old house was rescued from demolition by the Mirani Shire Council who relocated it from Marian Mill to a more prominent riverbank setting along the main Eungella Road in Edward Lloyd Park two kilometres from the heart of Marian and restored the run down building.

The house boasts an arts and craft shop featuring an extensive array of locally handmade gifts and souvenirs and is home to the Pioneer Valley accredited Visitor Information Centre.

Opening Hours

Note: Open Daily from 0900 to 1500. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Contact Us

Phone: 07 4954 4299
Fax: 07 4954 4296



Disabled Access:Yes. Wheelchair access is available and assistance can be provided with access. Disabled parking and toilets available.

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  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Child Activities
  • Coach Parking
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Guide
  • Internet Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Visitor Information Centre