Chinchilla Historical Society Inc.

Our Chinchilla Museum has restored Pioneer cottage - fully furnished. Prickly Pear story from devastation to eradication. Traction steam engines, vintage motor vehicles, horse drawn vehicles, original Chinchilla state school, fully furnished - Two halls containing collection of Memorabilia of yesteryear: fully restored dairy and cream shed.

Address: 
Villiers Street, Chinchilla, QLD
Tel: 
0746627014
Hours: 
9am-5pm daily, except Tuesdays
Admission: 
Adults $4, concession $3, family (2 Adults,2 children) $8
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, toilets for disabled, souvenirs, library, guided tours by arrangement
Collection: 
Over 5,000 items on display, including farm machinery, horse drawn vehicles, well appointed library housing history of Chinchilla and its pioneers. First Chinchilla school (1883) on grounds containing early school memorabilia.
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Items

Steam operated sawmill

Creator:
Emmerson Bros.
Description:
Fully operational unit.
Date:
1890

Cottage

Wongongera Cottage

Creator:
Matthew Goggs
Description:
First cottage in Chinchilla District, dismantled and rebuilt in museum grounds and furnished appropriate to the period.
Date:
1880-1900

Gaol

Description:
Moved to present site from original location near Police Station - Chinchilla.
Date:
Early 1900s