The story begins on 22 April 1992 when a public meeting was held to gauge the support for the establishment of a museum in Nambour. A steering committee was formed and monthly meetings followed until the Committee signed a lease agreement in November 1995 for a few rooms in the present building. This heralded the beginning of the Nambour Museum with an opening ceremony held on 20 April 1996. As the need for more accommodation quickly rose, the Museum was able to negotiate access to the entire property under a long term lease with the Queensland Government.
The Nambour Museum building stands on Mitchell Street which is named after David Mitchell, a prominent Nambour businessman and a member of the Divisional Board Committee which later became the Maroochy Shire Council. The main timber structure is much larger than it looks with extensive displays throughout. The property extends through to Bury Street at the rear where onsite parking is available and larger exhibits including locomotives and machinery are featured. Bury Street is named after G.L. Bury, another prominent Nambour businessman and Councillor. For more information about the history of Nambour and the Nambour Museum, click the link below.