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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

    23 July 2022
    10am to 3pm


    Join us for our annual train day celebrating the crushing season and the locos at the Nambour Museum!

    Our Queen’s Jubilee display has also been extended and will be up throughout all of July and August!

    13 August 2022
    9am to 3pm

    80th Anniversary of Operation Bulimba and Retro Rocks Nambour – Salute to the Services

    In support of the Retro Rocks Nambour event happening in the Council Chambers Carpark next door on the same day, we will be opening from 9am to 3pm on Saturday 13 August, 2022 with our special display of military vehicles down the back in line with the Retro Rocks theme “Salute to the Services”!

    Come and check out our Howitzer Gun, recently refurbished Military displays.

    Our Queen’s Jubilee display has also been extended and will be up throughout all of July and August!

    December 2022

    Christmas Nights @ The Nambour Museum featuring SANTAtrain

    Following the success of our 2021 event, the Nambour Museum are making this an annual event!  Join us as we open up the back section of the Museum and invite the Nambour community to join us on Thursday evenings for four weeks 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 for our final night.

    Other features over the four evenings  include, carol singing/music and Christmas themed 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.

    We are very fortunate to have a special display currently running at the Museum to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! Come in and have a look, this display is currently running until the end of August so don’t miss out.

    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 new 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.