Chinchilla Historical Museum

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Come and enjoy an ‘old time’ experience for the whole family. Chinchilla Museum offers insight into the unusual – a fascinating glimpse into a district rich in cattle, grain, sheep and timber, and more recently melons, grapes, stone fruits and vegetables.

Chinchilla Museum has a fine collection, including a non-working replica of a 1910 steam sawmill, steam engines, vintage cars, period costumes and historical relics. The buildings include Goombi Hall, the Emmerson Building, the authentic slab hut, Wongongera Cottage, a blacksmith shop and the old jail. Why not browse through the Kathleen Emmerson Memorial Library and discover some fascinating history?

Buildings from early village times have been re-erected on the grounds and add to the historical atmosphere. In recent times, the original Chinchilla School with school rolls and school memorabilia including all country schools information has been added.

Other key displays include:

Cypress Pine Centre, which tells the story of the saw milling industry that established the town
The Green Plague exhibit, explaining the devastation caused by the Prickly Pear cactus; and
The Melon Festival display, celebrating Chinchilla as Australia’s ‘melon capital’.

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Facilities

Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Disabled access available Family History & Heritage Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop

Rates

indicativePrices $5

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