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

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.

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.