The Longreach Powerhouse Museum is the largest preserved rural generating facility in Australia. Displays in this building explain how electricity was generated, maintained and distributed throughout the Shire, and the distribution network maintained.
Other exhibits in the museum grounds include: social history building with displays of early Longreach history; Longreach Swimming Baths; Nogo Cottage (depicting family life in the west from 1935 to 1955); various displays of agriculture and road maintenance machinery; and a collection of commercial office equipment circa 1908 - 1950 from local business houses. The Museum forms an interesting experience for the whole family.
Children are welcome.
How To Get There
Heading towards Winton follow the Landsborough Highway past the Eagle Street round-a-bout until you come to Ibis Street. Turn left into Ibis street and continue along to the corner of Ibis and Swan Street. Powerhouse Museum is on the corner.
|Adult||$8.00||01 Jan - 30 Jun|
|$3.00||01 Jan - 30 Jun|
|Concession||$6.00||01 Jan - 30 Jun|
|Family||$20.00||01 Jan - 30 Jun||Two adults and two children.|
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