Fire Tower. Photo courtesy of Chinchilla Historical Society Inc.

Chinchilla Museum

The Chinchilla Museum has the only Fire Tower Interpretative Centre in Australia, documenting the history that fire towers played in the prevention of forest fires throughout Queensland.

Useful information

17-33 Villiers Street, Chinchilla, QLD


Gift shop
Disabled access
Accessible toilets
Guided tours by request

Opening hours

Monday9am – 4pm
Thursday9am – 4pm
Friday9am – 4pm
Saturday9am – 4pm
Sunday9am – 4pm

More information about Chinchilla Museum

There are also two examples of fire cabins from Barakula Forest. You can learn about the eradication of the prickly pear, that devastated Queensland during the pioneer years – slab hut circa 1880, collection of vintage vehicles/tractors and stationary engines. 

There is an extensive collection of petrified wood on display. Chinchilla is a renowned by fossickers world-wide for the quality and colour of petrified wood. 

The Museum is the main resource for local and family history of the Chinchilla District. 

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