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    School Visits

    The Museum welcomes educational visits from schools and colleges throughout the Sunshine Coast. We offer students and teachers a wonderful opportunity to explore as a group the exciting reminders of the past lifestyles and technologies. Visits always invoke a combination of fun learning and thought provoking insights into history and heritage values.

    School visits can be organised on any weekday to suit curriculum requirements. Telephone (07) 5441 2119 during opening hours (Wednesday to Saturday 1pm-4pm) or simply click School Visit below.

    Group Tours

    A great way for seniors to enjoy a visit to the Museum is with a group. Group visits have proven popular with residents of retirement villages, nursing homes, social and business clubs. Remembering and sharing life’s experiences is much more rewarding in the company of friends and colleagues. Often, the experience assists in documenting those important historical moments and events.

    Telephone (07) 5441 2119 during opening hours (Wednesday to Saturday 1pm-4pm) or simply click Group Tour below.

    Special Events Coming Soon


    Saturday 17 July, 2021


    Our 2020TRAINfest event to farewell Petrie had such a fabulous turnout and response from the public, we have decided to make this an annual event!

    It was such a unique day with train whistles blasting at the hands of young and old alike. We have decided to hold the annual TRAINfest Event to coincide with the start of the crushing season in June/July.

    The date for the 2021 event has been confirmed! Saturday 17 July 2021. We cannot wait to see you all there!


    Saturday 14 August, 2021

    Salute to the Services – Retro Rocks @ the NAMBOUR MUSEUM

    The 2021 Retro Rocks theme this year is Salute to the Services, 1940’s and the Museum will play a significant supporting role once again by setting up amazing displays with tributes to women of service in the 40s against a background of roaring 40s music.

    The good news is that the main event will go ahead in the forecourt and carpark of the Council Chambers in Bury Street, Nambour which is right next door! Check out our displays and then head next door to the main event with the girls, classic old motor vehicles and caravans, the music and much more.

    October 2021 (TBC)

    Opening of New Post Office display

    We are very excited to share our BRAND NEW Post Office display with the public. Significant work has been undertaken by our phenomenal volunteer team to put this impressive display together and with only a few final touches left to go, we are almost ready show it off. No doubt it will become a firm favorite for visitors! Stay tuned for more details on the grand opening event SOON.

    Thursday Evenings 5pm to 8pm
    25 November to 23 December 2021

    Christmas Nights @ The Nambour Museum featuring SANTAtrain

    The Nambour Museum are doing something a bit different to celebrate the festive season in 2021! Join us as we open up the back section of the Museum and invite the Nambour community to join us on Thursday evenings for five weeks in the lead up to Christmas with our SANTAtrain display.

    Santa himself will be in attendance ready for photo opportunities. Other features include carol singing and Christmas themed activities for the kids.

    Entry will be by gold coin donation for this special event. We hope to see you there…

    Recent Initiatives

    Over recent weeks and months, a number of key projects aimed at improving the quality of the venue and visitor experience have been completed.


    Impressive historical images of the old town now adorn the front glass windows. The perforated window decals also reduce the heat factor while still allowing clear vision from the inside. On the western side of the building, window tinting has also addressed the heat factor and added protection for exhibits.

    Air Conditioning

    New air conditioning units are now operating in almost all of our display rooms!


    The exterior of the large timber structure has been repainted with many internal walls of the historic building recently receiving similar treatment to refresh the look of the building inside and out..

    New Display

    An exciting new display which will focus on the old PMG / Post Office days when letters, telegrams and manual telephone exchanges reigned supreme is presently under construction.

    Recent Events

    For a glance at some of the Museum’s special events and activities which have been held in recent times, simply click News.