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Beaudesert Historical Museum
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82 Brisbane Street
Queensland 4285 Australia

Beaudesert Historical Museum
Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area

07 5541 3740

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The Beaudesert Historical Museum is one of the largest country town museums in Queensland, with over 10,000 artefacts covering the Scenic Rim region's industrial and lifestyle heritage. From the humble Mother Potts clothes iron, to the large red Dennis fire engine, there is something for everyone.

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A favourite photographic opportunity for visitors to Beaudesert Historical Museum is the Milbanks Pioneer Cottage. This cottage was originally built in 1875 by Patrick Milbanks on his Kerry property, out of local hand hewn timbers, slats and shingle roof. It is furnished with a four-poster bed, large cedar sideboard and numerous articles that portray the life of the early pioneers. It was donated to the museum by Patrick Milbanks' grandchildren and relocated to its present site in 1979.

Dedicated to the Fire Services by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Leslie Wilson, in 1936 it was considered to be the Rolls Royce of fire equipment. The Dennis Fire Engine was used in South Brisbane for twenty years before working for ten years in Beaudesert. It was donated to the museum by the local brigade after it survived a flood in 1965.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet

Open Times

Note: Open daily from 1000 to 1400.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

Facilities are available for guests with a disability.

General Comments

The Beaudesert Historical Museum is over one hour's drive south of Brisbane City.

The most striking exhibit is the thermos flask used by the two survivors of the 1937 Stinson Plane Disaster, before their rescue by Bernard O'Reilly. The Museum includes an extensive archive and library for use by patrons researching local and family history.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$7.50   01 May - 01 Jun    
(Aged -14)
$2.00   01 May - 01 Jun    
Concession$6.00   01 May - 01 Jun    

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.