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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 20 March, 2021

    Opening of New Homecrafts, Toys & Apparel displays

    There has been some major upgrades and re-shuffling of the displays at the Nambour Museum! We are pleased to welcome visitors into two new displays in the upgraded front section of the Museum which now houses our lovely toy collection and leisure pursuits items. We have so many pieces in these collections that we will be rotating through these permanent displays appropriately displayed in their new home in the old headmaster’s section of the Museum building.

    We look forward to showing off these excellent displays and thank  Nambour Rotary & Rotary 76 for their generous support in refreshing these rooms!

    Saturday 17 April, 2021

    Remembering the 80th Anniversary of the start of the Siege of Tobruk +

    Opening of  upgraded Remembrance Room

    Join us as we acknowledge the 80th Anniversary of the beginning of the Siege of Tobruk; this WWII event spanned many months, and the troops involved became known as the ‘Rats of Tobruk’. We will be officially opening our upgraded Remembrance Room on this day. See the fruits of all our hard work over the COVID closure period and since, with the assistance of a grant from the Australian Government  as part of the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program.

    For anyone who has not yet seen our displays dedicated to the Rats of Tobruk and the HMAS Tobruk, this would be an ideal opportunity to visit!

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    Coming soon June/July 2021

    TRAINfest

    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 and further details will be finalised VERY SOON. We cannot wait to see you all there!

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    August 2021

    Retro Rocks @ the Council Forecourt

    The 2021 Retro Rocks theme this year is 1940’s and the Museum will play a significant supporting role once again by setting up amazing displays from the 40s against a background of roaring 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 the girls, classic old motor vehicles and caravans, the music and much more.

    Recent Initiatives

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

    Windows

    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

    Improvements to the internal temperatures during summer months have occurred recently with new air conditioning units in a few display rooms. Guests will be delighted to hear that a recent community funding approval will allow all rooms within the Museum to be air conditioned in the weeks ahead.

    Painting

    The exterior of the large timber structure has been repainted while the many internal walls of the historic building are currently receiving similar treatment.

    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.