- 20 Swan St, Longreach, QLD 4730
- Postal address
- C/- Longreach Shire Council, PO Box 472, Longreach, QLD 4730
- Opening hours
- Tue-Fri 9am-12pm (April-October)
- Adults: $8; Concession: $6; Children: $3
A hidden gem, the Longreach Powerhouse Museum boasts a state-registered heritage complex that showcases the rare technology of gas-fired electrical generation.
Visit the well-preserved generation buildings to see the gas-producers, eight enormous generators from different periods, and explore the plant as it was on the last day of operation. Look out for the quirky details – the works siren, the Shift Manager’s “office” or the only 1600 class Diesel locomotive on display in Queensland.
While visiting the Longreach Powerhouse Museum, you can find out more about the history of Longreach, the capital of the outback. Go back in time at Nogo cottage where the life of yesteryear is seen in all its rustic glory. The local history of Longreach, settled in the 1870s, is presented with a recreated schoolroom, and interesting artefacts from pastoral, commercial, social associations, and an unusual airport control centre from the 1970s. In the grounds we feature a collection of rural machinery with the unexpected extremes of a 1930s Thomson River flood boat and the local fire engine from the 1960s.
Come along Tuesdays to Fridays from April to October, to experience this unique destination or make the most of our vibrant open days, twice a year. Book ahead for informative group tours.