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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

    25 March 2023
    10am to 3pm

    Collections Display

    A special display of the diverse and wonderful Collections held at the Muesum!

    If you are a collector yourself or are just curious to see what we have stored away this is the one for you.

    June 2023

    Brand New Display Opening – Fire Services

    We are very excited to be working on a brand-new display based around some original Volunteer Fire Service uniforms that have been lovingly donated by a local Nambour family.

    August 2023

    We love to support the Retro Rocks Nambour event each year!

    In support of the Retro Rocks Nambour event happening in the Council Chambers Carpark next door on the same day, we will be opening with a special display in the Retro Rocks theme for the year!

    More details to come soon.

    14 October 2023

    MAJOR EVENT – 20 Year Anniversary of the Mill Closure & 30 Year Anniversary of the Nambour Museum!

    2023 brings 20 years since the closure of Nambour’s beloved sugar Mill and the Museum will be marking the occasion with major event celebrating all the best memories of this iconic part of Nambour’s history.

    It is also the Museum’s own 30th Birthday in 2023 and this will also be celebrated on this big day of Trains, History & Fun!

    More details to come…

    December 2023

    Christmas Nights @ The Nambour Museum featuring SANTAtrain

    Join us as we open up the back section of the Museum and invite the Nambour community to join us on Thursday evening  on the 7th & 15th of December in the lead up to Christmas with our bigger and better SANTAtrain Christmas lights display.

    Santa himself will be in attendance ready for photo opportunities.

    Other features over the two evenings include carol singing/music, the town band and Christmas themed craft activities for the kids.

    Entry will be by gold coin donation (per adult) for this special event, kids FREE. 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.

    Back on the 23rd October 2021 we opened the Post Office Display which was built from scratch by our amazing volunteers! Located down the back in the shed bays this display features a historical Postal Pillar Box supplied Australia Post as a reminder of days past. The Postal Pillar Box has become an icon for our annual Christmas events when it collects all the letters to Santa, a great way for the local families to enjoy a wonderful piece of history.

    We are very fortunate to have had a special display currently running at the Museum to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

    We were very fortunate recently to receive a large delivery of brand new Makita tools from Sunshine Coast Mitre 10 in Nambour, thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Bank Palmwoods Community Branch late in 2021. The volunteer team are bound to get up to some exciting projects with these!


    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 display which focuses on the old PMG / Post Office days when letters, telegrams and manual telephone exchanges reigned supreme is now complete and ready for viewing!

    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.