The Stanthorpe Museum, located on High Street in Stanthorpe, is a collection of 10 buildings open to the public, along with nearly 20,000 items in its catalogue.
Collections include the nationally recognised "Make Do" collection, the Jean Harslett Family Research collection which is of state significance, and the Italian collection.
The Museum comprises of several historical buildings full of unique
collectables from the mining, grazing, transport, fruit, medical industries as
well as school education and general lifestyles through the years.
This collection has won many awards and the local Historical Society prides
itself on the collection, restoration and display of the items at the Museum.
Not to be missed are the 'Make do exhibits', the sheer ingenuity of the
Stanthorpe and surrounds have evolved in many industries and this collection
of items is surprisingly large given the population.
The suggested time to allow
for visiting the Museum is three to four hours and for those true historical
enthusiasts time is limitless.
High Street, Stanthorpe, Qld 4380
PO Box 327, Stanthorpe, Qld 4380
(07) 4681 1711
Visit the Stanthorpe Museum website
Pringle Cottage Museum Complex - The Warwick and District Historical Society Inc.
Pringle Cottage Museum Complex is a collection of buildings which features furniture and household items representing more that 130 years of family life in the Warwick district.
79 Dragon Street, Warwick Qld 4370
PO Box 236, Warwick Qld 4370
(07) 4661 3234
Most notable is the sandstone cottage built circa 1870 and listed by the National Trust.
Collections of photographs, historical and personal items, farming equipment, vehicles and machinery are displayed in several buildings relocated to the site.
The museum has a beautiful award winning Heritage Rose Garden available for Weddings, wedding photos, formal photos - booking fees apply.
Facilities: Limited wheelchair access, toilets, tours by appointment, museum shop
Collection: 15,000 items
||10am - 3pm
||12pm - 3pm
Open other times by prior arrangement.
Coach Tour groups most welcome - bookings necessary.
Heritage tour guides available for coach tours. Fees available on request
Killarney Heritage Centre
Killarney Heritage Centre has many more quality examples of the region’s pioneering past and give an intriguing glimpse into local history.
Old Takkabox Shop at 27 Willow Street, Killarney Qld 4373
0447 301 168
10am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday.
Allora has a strong sense of history. A signed Heritage Trail takes walkers from one historic building to the next, street banners reflect the theme, and a series of murals at the gates of the showground depict local milestones. The town was the childhood home of P.L Travers who wrote the Mary Poppins stories, and the fallen soldier's memorial is one of only two Boer War memorials in Queensland. The Allora and District Historical Society manages a number of Heritage buildings in the area, including the Drayton Street Museum and the Forde & Warwick Street Museum.
For more information on the above museums, including their opening hours, please contact:the Allora Historical Society:
53 Warwick Street, Allora, Qld 4362.
(07) 4696 4139
Visit the Allora & District Historical Society website
The Allora Regional Sports Museum is located on Herbert Street and can be contacted via their Allora Regional Sports Museum - Facebook page.