The Museum has a strong focus on the history of Queanbeyan and surrounding district, with a broad collection of over 5,000 items that includes furniture, textiles, technological objects, costumes, pictures, maps, objects, and photographs. There is currently an active programme of changing exhibitions with regular opening hours and regular events.To find out how to plan a trip to Queanbeyan, use our trip itinerary maker.
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The Museum’s 10 galleries and extensive outdoor areas allow visitors to explore topics like:
The Ngambri people before Europeans arrived
How did Queanbeyan develop?
How did we enjoy ourselves in early Queanbeyan?
Bushrangers and Larrikins
Queanbeyan’s Living History – celebrating our Oral History project for Queanbeyan’s 175th Birthday
See an original Both Iron Lung used in Queanbeyan during the 1950s poliomyelitis epidemic;
See William Farrer’s parlour piano;
See historic photos of times gone by; including a gallery of wedding photographs from our community – The Way We Wore;
See a magnificent 30 metre mural of late 19th century Queanbeyan.
The Museum hosts regular events with an historical theme.
Where are we?
Queanbeyan Museum, 10 Farrer Pl, Queanbeyan NSW
Open Saturday and Sunday 1-4 and other times by appointment.
The Museum was opened by the Queanbeyan & District Historical Museum Society Inc. in 1969. It is currently operated by the Society in partnership with the Queanbeyan City Council.
The Society meets regularly and publishes an historical journal, Quinbean.
For further information about the Museum or the Society contact:
Post: The Secretary QDHMS, P.O. Box 480 QUEANBEYAN NSW 2620
Tel: 6299 7449 during opening hours 1-4 Saturday and Sunday
Queanbeyan Museum Reviews
... that's just down the road. Everything was set up really well. Clear and easy to read and understand. The people that were running it the day we went were friendly and full of information. I love..... more »
When you are near Canberra and the magnificent and well-funded national museums it is hard to compete for the small local museums like this one. Nevertheless if you aire interested in local history... more »
I like it, but I have never been. It looks good from the outside
It is a lovely little museum with some interesting information.
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