Herbert River Museum/Gallery
Herbert River Museum/Gallery is a small museum dedicated to the local history of the Herbert River District. Most of our displays are donated and target the historical lifestyle and industries that helped develop our district.
More information about Herbert River Museum/Gallery
The museum is divided into several rooms/areas:
The main entry area depicts the local sugar industry; local sporting bodies and their achievements; school area with artefacts dating back 100 years; pictorial history of significant local families and their contribution to the area; a camera/media display of the past; antique sewing machines; private collection of cars and planes dating back 70 years or more; an old post office; antique lamps; glassware and bottles.
There is also a pictorial historical display of images taken as far back as the 1890s. And a room with old office equipment and old farm/house tools, an authentic Aussie outdoor dunny.
A hospital room depicting an old bed and equipment including x-ray and dental machines used in the old Ingham Hosptial.
We have a completely equipped Cane Cutters barracks, showing all aspects of a cane cutter’s lifestyle while living and working in the local cane fields.
A 50s/60s lounge area with antique radios, television, piano and gramophone used for entertainment. The lounge also includes 50s/60s furniture, crockery and home wares. A display of olden-day wedding dresses and bridesmaids. A military room displaying uniforms and equipment from WW1 to the Iraqi Wars. And an outdoor display of small machinery used in different industries in the area.