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History & Heritage
There are a number of Council museums and heritage venues in the Moreton Bay Region:
Moreton Bay Region Libraries have family history resources available and specialised local history collections located at:
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology
1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
A priceless collection of antiquities and fine art from around the world exploring history of western Europe. Stain glass tours of the Abbey Church are conducted by appointment. The museum hosts the Medieval Tournament in July each year.
Avicultural & Poultry Museum
Caboolture Historical Village, 280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture
Phone: (07) 3888 0550
Open: 9.30am - 3.30pm daily
The Feather Clubs Association has established this museum to preserve the rich heritage and achievements that our pioneers, predecessors and modern day breeders have accomplished.
Caboolture Historical Village
280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture
Caboolture Historical Village Museum is on 4 hectares of land just north of Caboolture, along Beerburrum Road (old Bruce Highway). The Village Museum has over 70 buildings, unique displays and thousands of historical items and memorabilia; making it one of the largest such Museum’s in Queensland. The museum is set up like a Village of early days including workers cottages, shops, churches, a homestead, police station, pioneer cottage as well as farm machinery and motor vehicles.
It houses the only Museum dedicated to our feathered friends, in the Southern Hemisphere, in fact one of three in the world. In recognition of the birds and animals who served in the wars that our servicemen and women participated, there is a memorial to them opened in September 2014.
Watch for our special event days with re-enactments, parades, and lots of fun for all. Tour guide are free, bookings essential.
Caboolture Warplane Museum
Caboolture Airfield - Hanger 104, McNaught Road, Caboolture
See a fine collection of wartime aircraft, memorabilia, engine displays and various other wartime exhibits feel the thrill and excitement. Take an adventure flight with friends of the museum. Trial instructional flights and Cessna Birddock Flights Tiger Moth Flights. Entry fee.
Margaret Street, Woodford
Heritage railway museum displaying unique and historic narrow gauge locomotives and ancillary equipment. Passenger operations first and third Sundays of each month. Cost for ride.
Various locations across the Moreton Bay Region.
Self guided heritage trails are a great way to learn more about our region's history, see heritage trails.
Leopard AS1 Tanks
Memorial Park, Archer Street, Woodford; and 96 Toorbul Street, Bribie Island
Leopard Tanks entered service with the Australian Defence Force in 1977 and for over 30 years played a central role in meeting the nation’s defence needs. 30 of these tanks have been decommissioned and offered to RSL’s across the country with one allocated to Woodford and Bribie Island branches. At 7 metres long and weighing 42 tonne, the tank is an impressive display of scale and power symbolising their important contribution to Australia’s military history.
Old Petrie Town
Dayboro Road, Whiteside
Discover and explore historical buildings, quality speciality shops, handmade gifts and crafts, heritage restaurant and function centre.
Pitstop on Mt Mee
2070 Mt Mee Road, Mt Mee
A display of various car and motorcycle memorabilia as well as other interesting ‘old things’. For that unusual gift browse the local crafts and collectables. Light refreshments and coffee available.
Samford District Historical Museum
Station Street, Samford
A collection of objects from the district's rural, domestic, educational, railway, timber, transport and village history as well as reminiscences by families who have lived in the Samford Valley. Entry fee.
The Dayboro Shed Antiques & Collectables
358 Mt Samson Road, Dayboro
Phone: (07) 3425 2479
Open: Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm. Other times by appointment.
A good selection of antique and period furniture, china, glass, Australian pottery, rural related items, silver and metal wear, fabrics and a large array of collectables. Groups welcome.
Woodford Community Museum
Museum and Arts Centre, Lower Ground Floor, 109 Archer Street, Woodford
This centre is a community exhibition hub for the history of Woodford’s early settlers and explorers.
Tourism guide - download your copy of the latest tourism brochure.
For more information see Visit Moreton Bay Region website.
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