"I have changed, the child inside me has not. I’m still here on
Redcliffe Beach. I’m still fishing for the tiger shark on a pier long
swept away by time and tide. I can still see the pie cart, the Saturday
night dance, and the speedway, and first love. I remember visibly my
childhood days here and I will dwell on my Redcliffe for as long as I
The Redcliffe Museum celebrates, documents and interprets Redcliffe’s historic Peninsula and community.
The Museum and its Collections offers an intriguing insight into this unique region: its European history since 1799, its heritage as Queensland’s first European Settlement in 1824-25, its much older indigenous culture, its rich maritime history, and the pleasures and surprises of bayside life.
Exhibitions and activities
See our What's On events calendar for the full list of upcoming exhibitions, workshops and events.
Discover your museum
Inhabiting the former Sacred Heart Memorial Church, Redcliffe Museum is nestled in the beautiful parkland of Corscadden Park, amidst the wildlife of the Humpybong Creek.
Redcliffe Museum celebrates the evolution of the Peninsula’s character and identity, and its significance to the world around it. In exploring past triumphs and tragedies, contemporary interests and future aspirations, the Museum becomes a vibrant, interactive and perpetual reminder of the region’s past, present and future.
The museum is a stimulating and lively place that preserves an historical perspective, encourages a thirst for knowledge, and enriches community life well beyond the shores of this bay side paradise.
Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Redcliffe Museum offers a changing showcase of temporary exhibitions developed through local partnerships, or touring from our State and National museums. Have you seen our latest temporary exhibition?
Bus groups are very welcome at the Redcliffe Museum. To enhance the group’s enjoyment of the Museum we ask bus companies to book in advance.
Join our volunteer team to learn about our local history. This creative and engaging school program has been aligned to the National Curriculum to make the most of your visit.
From big kids to little kids there is something to entertain your kids in our Kids Zone. Check out our Activities and GAME (Gallery & Museum Explorers) pages to join in the fun.
Fun in the Sun Theatrette
Experience Fun in the Sun, a vibrant history of the Redcliffe Peninsula shown in a unique theatrette setting, looking back to the famous days of Redcliffe as a popular tourist destination. And those days are not over yet!
The Museum Shop stocks a range of historical books, DVDs, souvenirs and giftware. Redcliffe Historical Society has a number of merchandising lines that are marketed through the Museum. All profits from these lines go the Redcliffe Historical Society.