Landsborough & District Historical Society


The Landsborough Museum is the business entity of the Landsborough District Historical Society, which was formed in 1973.

"Our mission is to collect, research, conserve, interpret and exhibit the artifacts,

memorabilia, documents, photographs and stories of

indigenous and non-indigenous peoples whose heritage can be linked to that region,

known in the year 2000, as Caloundra City."


The Society has a management committee comprised of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer who ensure the running of the Museum.


The building

The Museum is housed in what was the original Landsborough Shire Council Chambers, which were designed in 1924 by renowned architect Walter Carey Voller and built from local timbers supplied by A E Round.

In 1988 using funding from the Bi-centenary, the old building was revamped and a new building of mud brick construction was added. The complex was reopened on Australia Day in 1988 by J L Beausang, the last chairman of Landsborough Shire and first mayor of Caloundra City.

At a Heritage Council meeting on the 25 June 1999, it was resolved to enter the "former Landsborough Shire Council Chambers" into the Queensand Heritage Register.


Volunteers

The Museum is operated by a group of dedicated volunteers who help with research and provide visitor access to the community’s collections and stories

The volunteers are involved in a range of activities including library, management, developing exhibitions, general maintenance, computer data entry, restoration and preservation





The museum


The Landsborough Museum was established in 1976 and is one of the largest community museums in south east Queensland and  and  is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the local region






Opening hours


The Museum is open Wednesday to Friday and

Sundays from  9.00am to 3.00pm


A quick visit to the Museum can take up to one hour but with so much to see several hours can be spent

browsing the collection of farm machinery, domestic life in the last century, the local historic tobacco and farming communities, and many other items of interest from the one-legged shovel to the Caloundra

lighthouse light


The Landsborough Museum was established in 1976  


It is one of the largest community museums in south east Queensland and is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the local region


A dedicated group of volunteers staff the Museum

and work to research and provide visitor access

to the community’s collections and stories


A quick visit to the Museum can take up to one hour but with so much to see several hours can be spent browsing the collection of farm machinery, domestic life in the last century, the local historic tobacco and farming communities, and many other items of interest from the one-legged shovel to the Caloundra lighthouse light



I f you are interested in becoming a volunteer please either  phone us on 5494 1755 or  email us at :-   landsboroughmuseum@aapt.net.au

or use the feedback form on this site

 You can drop into the Museum and see us.