Scenic Rim Museums
Map and Information Guide out now for Scenic Rim Museums
The Museums Australia Constitution (2002) defines a ‘museum’ as an institution with the following characteristic:
A museum helps people understand the world by using objects and ideas to interpret the past and present and explore the future. A museum preserves and researches collections, and makes objects and information accessible in actual and virtual environments. Museums are established in the public interest as permanent, not-for-profit organisations that contribute long-term value to communities.
The Scenic Rim Museums and Historical Centers that we list below fall into the category of entities that facilitate the preservation, continuation and management of tangible or intangible heritage resources (living heritage and digital creative activity).
Canungra – Kokoda Barracks
The Museum of Australian Military Intelligence gives an insight into the intriguing world of Australian Defence Force intelligence operations. The rich heritage and contemporary practice are presented in an educational format.You are sure to find things that you knew nothing about whatsoever in this great museum.
Open: 9.30am – 3.30pm, Wednesday and the 1st Saturday of each month. Group tours by arrangement.
T 07 56186915
Seen by many as the entry point to the villages of the Scenic Rim. Be sure to visit the information centre and historical museum which displays vehicles, machines and tools of yesteryear, some going back 100 years. From Beaudesert go right, go left or simply drive straight ahead to explore the villages and hamlets of the Scenic Rim. Take the Kerry Road to the Lost World Valley to experience a magical natural environment which will linger long in your memory.
The Beaudesert Museum is home to a collection of Photographs, books , machinery and old wares which takes you into a bygone era. The Museum is passionate about the local area and showcases items from the earliest settlements up to the present day. The Museum various display areas.
Boonah area – Templin Historical Village
Rich in German history dating back to 1876, Kalbar offers great views of the Scenic Rim region and boasts many heritage-listed buildings. The town has shops, cafes, galleries, parks, gardens and many attractions including the heritage-listed Wiss Emporium. Enjoy a coffee with Belgian waffles or visit the Art Café for delicious Dutch croquettes
A village with character, Harrisville has a diverse mix of shops including quaint antique and collectable stores.
Visit the Historic Museum or one of the excellent wineries. Pick up some locally grown organic vegetables, a bunch of native flowers or simply take in the fabulous scenery.
The museum contains a snapshot of local history through memorabilia donated by residents of the district. These artifacts encompass farming, sport, family life, religion, war service etc. etc.
The Historical Society Museum at 54 Queen Street. The building is open on the first and third Sunday of each month from 1-4pm, and houses an array of artefacts which highlight the heritage of the town and surrounding areas.
Want to see a Rain Gun? The Harrisville Museum has one of only two surviving Rain Guns in Queensland. Visit Harrisville and the other Scenic Rim Museums as you tour the region.
Open 1 -4 on 1st Sunday of each month.