Gympie and District Historical and Gold Mining Museum

The museum is situated in ten hectares of parkland and houses a vast display of mining era memorabilia: housing, dairy display, mining equipment etc. It also features a railway museum and a light horse museum. The winding engine operates under steam a minimum of four times a year.

Address: 
215 Brisbane Road, Gympie, QLD
Tel: 
0754823995
Hours: 
9am-4.30pm daily, except Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission: 
Adults $6, Concession $4, Students $2, Primary $1
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access; toilets; refreshments; regular guided tours; museum shop
Collection: 
Over 4,000 items
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Items

Pioneer Cottage

Andrew Fisher Cottage

Description:
The former home of Andrew Fisher. The first Queenslander to become Prime Minister

School (one teacher)

Calico Creek School

Creator:
Education Dept
Description:
Opened 1936 originally 26 pupils. Closed 197, when bus transport to large schools became available

Water Tank

Main Museum

Creator:
2 South Great Eastern Gold Mine
Description:
Reservoir of mine formerly used to store water used for washing quartz through stamping batteries after crushing to obtain gold

The tank is used as the main museum.

Steam Winding Engine

Creator:
Walker Bros Maryborough
Description:
Made in 1899. Situated on original footings. Operating at least four times each year.

Leyland Cub Bus

Lewis Bros Bus

Creator:
Leyland
Description:
1931 passenger bus. Used around Gympie city for many years. Has gas burner installed during 2nd World War using Charcoal.