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Mount Perry Centennial Museum

Location
100 Heusman St, Mt Perry, QLD 4671
Postal address
PO Box 107, Mt Perry, QLD 4671
Opening hours
By appointment only
Admission
Gold coin donation
Facilties


Situated in the original 1880s Mt Perry Shire Council Chambers, the Mt Perry Museum houses a collection of heritage objects specific to Mt Perry and the surrounding districts. Mining is an important part of that heritage and our collection features historic and operational mining equipment from across a district where mining heritage is all around, including remnants from the earliest days of the copper mines in the 1860s.

Mining brought new settlers who developed a range of businesses to service the community including an astounding 25 pubs at one time or another, cordial factories, dressmakers, butchers and haberdashers. Elements from some of these businesses can be found on display in the museum. People came from everywhere, from countries across the world and our embroidery collection reflects this wonderful diversity. A scary collection of historic hospital equipment from the renowned Mt Perry Hospital is also on display.

The township of Mt Perry has a diverse collection of original buildings and within the grounds of the museum stands Madsen’s kitchen, an original slab structure from nearby Drummers Creek which has been restored. The evocative interior depicts the kitchen as it was when it was used in the 1860s, with domestic objects from across the life of the building.

The Mt Perry Heritage Walk brochure guides visitors along the streets of Mt Perry and identifies where early buildings were once located and the histories of some of these buildings are supported by objects within the museum. 

The museum boasts a working stamper battery, curvilinear table and blacksmith’s forge, all of which can be seen in operation by prior arrangement. Come and see our wonderful local collection with connections to every part of Mt Perry and districts’ past.

 

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Hendra QLD 4011

t: (07) 3059 9740 / Freecall within QLD: 1800 866 101
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