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The Fraser Coast region is the perfect blend of old and new; city, coast and country; relaxed lifestyle and dynamic business centres. While the region boasts one of the fastest rates of population growth in the country, it also boasts a fascinating history dating back to James Cook's voyage in 1770 and the arrival of the first European settlers in 1842.
Step back in time and discover our history.
Bauple Museum, Bauple
The Bauple Museum is the result of major donations from residents and businesses, hard work by volunteers and a Centenary of Federation grant. The museum is dedicated to the history of Bauple and the surrounding region.
Bond Store Museum & Customs House Interpretive Centre, Cnr Wharf & Richmond Streets, Maryborough
The Portside Centre incorporates both the Customs House Interpretive Centre and the Bond Store Museums.
Open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-1pm.
Burrum District Museum, Burrum Street, Howard
Located behind the Burrum District Community Centre, the Burrum District Museum was opened on International Museums Day on 17 May 2006. The museum incorporates the collections of the former Torbanlea Mining and Howard museums with an emphasis on the historical development of the townships and settlements of the Burrum District and on mining history specifically linked to the Burrum Coal fields.
Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am-12noon and also the 1st Saturday of each month.
Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum, 13 Zephyr Street, Scarness
Opened in 1974, the multi-award winning Historical Village & Museum boasts 19 building and over 8,000 exhibits covering all aspects of the district's history.
Open from 1pm on Friday and Saturday and 10.30am on Sunday. Closes at 4.30pm each day in winter and 5pm in summer. Also open every afternoon over school holiday periods.
Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum, 106 Wharf Street, Maryborough
The museum is regarded as one of the best country museums in Australia. It has a strong focus on local military and colonial history and contains more than 2000 items of interest with the displays constantly changing.
Housed in a National Heritage listed building in the heart of the Portside areas in Wharf Street, it is open seven days a week from 9am-3pm.
Woocoo Historical Village, Brooweena
Situated on the Maryborough-Biggenden road and comprising of 11 buildings, the Woocoo Historical Village provides a fascinating glimpse of the past in a tranquil setting in the centre of the township of Brooweena.
The museum is open on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm and at any other time for tours and individuals by appointment. Admission is $5. For further information please phone (07) 4129 9262 or (07) 4129 9134.