The original Landsborough Shire Council Chambers were designed in 1924 by renowned architect Walter Carey Voller and built from local timbers by A.E. Round in 1988 using funding from the Bicentenary. The old building was revamped and a new building of mud brick construction was added. The complex was re-opened on Australia Day 1988, by J.L. Beausang last chairman of Landsborough Shire and first mayor of Caloundra City as the Landsborough Museum.... more
At its meeting on 25 June 1999, the Heritage Council resolved to enter the 'former Landsborough Shire Council Chambers' in the Queensland Heritage Register. Its mission is to collect, research, conserve, interpret and exhibit the artefacts, memorabilia, documents, photographs and stories of indigenous and non-indigenous peoples whose heritage can be linked to that region, known in the year 2000, as Caloundra City.... less
Children are welcome. Demonstrations for school groups and touch tables.
Limited access toilets and ramps for guests with a disability. Signage has been assessed by Disabled Council as good. All in arial (sight impaired friendly) and sized according to distance.
Fronted by landscaped gardens, a ramp and stairs lead the visitors to the spacious veranda and then through arctic glass and timber doors to the information centre, shop and museum entry. The reading room, named after H.S. (Stan) Tutt O.A.M., a local historian and life member of the society is accessible to the public at reasonable rates. It houses a collection of publications, original documents and papers relating to the area from Brisbane to Gympie, a wide variety of magazines and catalogues, an extensive map collection dating back to 1856 and over two 2500 photographs. The major theme is Caloundra City (Landsborough Shire). Microfiche and Film facilities of newspaper and Government records are also available. The breezeway is a spacious area used for community meetings, lectures to school groups, morning teas and temporary exhibitions. Special programmes have been developed for school groups including hands in displays.
No smoking within the museum. No food or drink within library or gallery areas.
Enjoy the Machinery Displays and Main Exhibition Room. These contain a variety of machinery used throughout the region including the timber and dairying industries and of course the museum's collection including indigenous items, household items and an entire printing shop. Gallery space for hanging and installation is available for temporary displays. Special Features: The greatest Australian explorer settled in the Landsborough Shire and the museum has on display many artefact's belonging to Landsborough including his compass, his expedition journal and his family bible. The Nicklin Collection, donated by Sir Frank Nicklin, long serving Premier of Queensland includes a large number of items presented to him during his time as Premier. They include a sample of the first oil from the Amoco refinery, many items made from Queensland timbers and a lamp presented to him on his retirement. The blue velvet stool, used by Lady Nicklin at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey is also included.
How To Get There
Clients can access the museum by self drive, coach transfer or electric train. For self drive guests driving from the Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive take the Landsborough exit. Museum is located in the heart of the Central Business District a short walk from the railway station.
|Adult||$9.00||01 Apr - 31 Mar|
|$3.00||01 Apr - 31 Mar|
|$0.00||01 Apr - 31 Mar||When accompanied by an adult.|
|Concession||$8.00||01 Apr - 31 Mar|
|Group||$5.00||01 Apr - 31 Mar||Adult Group - minimum 15 people.|
|Student||$3.00||01 Apr - 31 Mar||School Programs.|
* 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.