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Taroom & District Historical Society Inc

17 Kelman Street, Taroom, 4420, QLD
Postal address
PO Box 241, Taroom, 4420, QLD
Opening hours
By request - Volunteers available most days of the year
Adult $5 - $1 person under 18

Our museum is situated within a short walk of the mighty Dawson River.  We have 8 buildings including St. Joseph’s / St. Mary’s Church built 1893. Cut in half & moved on logs by bullocks to the top of Bonner's Nob in 1920, then cut in half again & moved to this site in 1970. The museum also contains the Jongh Tai Shue’s Confectionary & Bakery shop; the Reynolds Cottage, which was moved into town in 1908; a Blacksmith Shop; Boat House, including the original Row Boat, and Hospital Room.

These buildings house a collection of Taroom memorabilia, including tools, photographs, needlework, household items, shell collection, war related items, school work, aboriginal artifacts, maps, ledgers etc. a very diverse collection overall. We also have the original Taroom Jail, early pioneering implements, machinery used in the district for many purposes, buggies, wagons etc. 

Admission is $5 adults & $1 children. We are Open by Request, a quick phone call to mobile 0409 663 701 will have you into the Museum in no time at all. On most days of the year there are Members to give a Guided Tour through the site.  

An Open Day is held on the Saturday of the last weekend in September in conjunction with the Dawson River Festival. There are toilets on site and it is a very short stroll to the main street 


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