Museums of the Fraser Coast

A love of history is not compulsory - just a keenness to get lost in time on an amazing journey into the pioneering past of the Fraser Coast.

Follow a trail around the many Fraser Coast museums and historical collections to get a sense of the struggles and ultimate triumphs of the region's early pioneers as they settled the wild Australian bush, established farming and industry and turned dusty makeshift settlements into thriving towns filled with stately buildings and grand homes.

Brennan & Geraghty's Store

Discover the 1870s era store with its collection of products and paperwork going back over 140 years. Here you can take your children through a twentieth-century retail experience in this fascinating museum trapped in time with some items of stock dating back as far as the 1890s.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact the museum on 4121 2250.

Brooweena Historical Village & Museum

The Brooweena Historical Village provides a fascinating glimpse of the past with its tranquil rural setting.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact the museum on 4129 9262.

Burrum District Museum

The Burrum District Museum at Howard reflects the area's past history as a major coal mining centre dating back to 1864, when the first seam of coal was discovered on the banks of the Burrum River.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact the museum on 4129 0677.

Croydon Foundry Museum

The Croydon Foundry Museum is a valuable piece of Maryborough's history that gives an insight into one of the city's major industries during last century.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact the museum on 4122 2533.

Hervey Bay Historical Village Museum

A treasure trove of history an dmemorabilia - 37 displays over 27 buildings.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact the museum on 4128 4804. 

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute Inc

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute holds one of the largest collections of geneaology records in Queensland. 

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact 4123 1620.

Maryborough District Family History Society Inc

The Society has huge resources in hard copy print of local records, stories and so much more.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact 4123 1842.

Maryborough Hospital Museum

On display are items and documents relating to Maryborough's early public general and maternity hospitals dating from the 1850's.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact 0416 213 479.

Maryborough Military Aviation Museum

The Maryborough Military Aviation Museum has a number of objects and displays relating to the history and heritage of the Maryborough Airport.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact 0434 104 601.

Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum

The unusual, the quirky and eclectic are amongst 7,000 items of military and colonial memorabilia, which form displays of exceptional quality at the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact the museum on 4123 5900.

Maryborough Wide Bay Burnett Historical Museum

Located in the School of Arts, one of Maryborough's most beautiful heritage buildings, the Maryborough Wide Bay Burnett Historical Society offers a wonderful snapshot of early history through a collection of more than 3500 photographs.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact the museum on 4121 6646

Maryborough Whistlestop Museum

Maryborough's impressive rail heritage is on show at Whistle Stop Museum located on the site of the heritage-listed railway station (c. 1882).

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact the museum on 4121 0444.

Mt Bauple & District Historical Society Inc

Reflecting the early history of the Tiaro area, the museum is set within extensive gardens and houses a treasure trove of memorabilia including old photographs, family histories, war records, rare coin collection and an extensive display of telephones, antiques and collectibles dating back more than a century.

For opening times, admission prices or to find out more contact the museum on 4193 9341.