(Noosa, Queensland - QLD, Australia)
The Noosa region of Queensland is home to a selection of interesting museums, being dedicated to regional history and filled with local artefacts. Located in the neighbouring township of Pomona, the Noosa Museum is particularly noteworthy and was established in the mid-1980s by the Cooroora Historical Society, in a successful attempt to preserve the past.
Visitors to the Noosa Museum will discover an extensive collection of old photographs clearly depicting important moments in history, together with a post office exhibit, railway memorabilia, vintage machinery, a display about the Mill Point Settlement and a number of Aboriginal treasures. The museum itself is housed within the former Noosa Shire Council Chambers and dates back to 1911.
Lying just a short distance to the west, the small suburb of Eumundi is home to the important Eumundi Museum, where in excess of 3,000 photographs document the development of the region. Also on display are a series of wooden and stone carvings, numerous maps, botany exhibits, butterflies and moths, and some fascinating social history documents collection from houses, local organisations, factories and churches.
Address: 29 Factory Street, Pomona, Queensland (QLD), 4568, Australia, AU
Tel: +61 07 5485 1080
Open hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors, students and children
Address: Corner of Gridley Street and Memorial Drive, Eumundi, Queensland (QLD), 4562, Australia, AU
Tel: +61 07 5442 8762
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 16:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 15:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 14:00