Beaudesert Museum Phone: 55413740
Address: 54 Brisbane Street Beaudesert QLD 4285
The Historical Society is helping to preserve the stories and legacies of our pioneers from the days of the Moreton Bay settlement to the present day.
The Museum warmly welcomes you as an individual, family or group. Visitors will be delighted with our broad collection of exhibitss and archival resource material.
The Beaudesert Museum consists of an extensive collection of agricultural machinery and tools dating from 1840 to the present day, comprised of a “Bullock Cart” built and used on a local property in the late 1850s. Along with several smaller vehicles, milk floats, goat carts, pony trap, horse dray, plus a range of locally designed and constructed harvesting machines for many crops; cotton, grain, timber and dairy.
OPEN DAILY: 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM
CLOSED: Good Friday, Anzac Day & Christmas Day
Children ……………………………..$2.00 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Our vast collection provides an in-depth look at the development of transport and industry along with our early lifestyle.
Students will gain an insight into where we came from pointing the way to our future.
The museum can provide for morning or afternoon Devonshire Teas and guides by arrangement for your special group.
The Beaudesert Museum building has three areas:
- The main area has a collection of photographs and written documents along with a comprehensive family history archive and several display cases of collectibles. A library of books, covering a broad spectrum of topics, some by local authors both contemporary and historical.
- The rear area contains a display of dioramas of local interest along with some of our aforementioned animal drawn vehicles and our prize –
- the Dennis Fire Engine (still in working order)
- also a large display of hand tools, many being of local invention and construction showing the ingenuity of our earlysettlers who had to make it or wait years for delivery.
- The third area currently houses industrial equipment – a metal press guillotine, the Gutenberg machinery and a working astronomical telescope, made by the founder of Lithgow Iron Works who later established Port Kembla Iron Works.