Museums, History and Heritage

The Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum

Discover the history of the ‘town that saved Queensland’ at the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum and the extraordinary collection of artefacts, memorabilia and machinery from the gold mining era to today.

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The Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre

The Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre features exhibits on the history of forestry and the timber industry in the region as well as live demonstrations.

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The Gympie Bone Museum

Arts and science unite to become Australia’s first and only museum dedicated to bones and skeletons. Now located at the Gympie Woodworkers Museum and Interpretive Centre, come and see what you’ll look like later!

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Gympie Family History Society Inc.

Founded in 1980, the Gympie Family History Society started with a small group of members and is now a well-resourced organisation with a large library of reference materials and research facilities. The Society enjoys a good working relationship with the Gympie Library’s Local History section and is supported by the Gympie Regional Council.

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Kilkivan Museum & Information Centre

  • 12 Bligh St, Kilkivan
  • Ph: 07 5484 1612
  • Open Tuesday to Friday 10am – 3pm

The Museum has been operating for nearly 50 years and houses in excess of 22,000 items of local significance, including photographs and documents relating to mining, forestry, and dairying, and town, school and family histories of Goomeri, Kilkivan, Widgee and Woolooga.

The Museum also houses a magnificent mineral collection of approximately 5,000 specimens. This mineral collection was a lifetime achievement of Paul Stumm, who was a descendant of the Stumm family who had a connection to the original “Gympie Times”.  Our volunteers are also available to carry out research into family history.

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