Museums

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum

Set amongst the graceful landscape of Old Petrie Town, Pine Rivers Heritage Museum explores the district's historic character. Learn about early timber-getters and industries, experience an 1890s school classroom and glimpse life before electricity in an original farm workers cottage.

The museum features:

  • a theatrette that animates the history of the region in film and some surprising objects
  • one of the earliest kit homes produced by James Campbell and Sons in the 1890s
  • artefacts uncovered at Camp Strathpine, a Second World War military facility
  • the Skyring Clock Collection of fifty clocks skilfully hand-built by one man
  • stories of early European settlement told by descendants of pioneering families
  • films about Normanby Rum, the Australian Paper Mill and other early industries
  • a diverse program of events and workshops for adults and children
Images courtesy of Moreton Bay Regional Council.

In the Beginning

A significant development within the North Pine Country Park was the opening of the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum on Australia Day, 26 January 2000. This farsighted concept was the brainchild of Pine Rivers Shire Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Bryan Galvin, who believed that the heritage museum should be regarded as “a gift from the residents of the old millennium to those of the new”. The museum encourages visitors to explore the district’s historic character through permanent displays, multimedia presentations and constantly changing temporary exhibitions. The museum complex includes Yebri House, the historic cottage moved from the Petrie family’s Murrumba Homestead precinct in 2006. It is a Campbell pre-fabricated kit house built in the mid 1890s which has been fully restored and furnished to represent the 1920s era.

Contact

Tel: (07) 3285 7213
Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 10am - 3pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun: 9am - 2pm

OLD PETRIE TOWN
901 Dayboro Rd
Whiteside QLD 4503
PH: (07) 3285 3561
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