Grassland Art Gallery. Photo: Richard Birchley, courtesy of Grassland Art Gallery.
Previous Standards Participants
Learn more about the previous public museums and galleries across Queensland that participated in M&G QLD’s Standards Review Program.
2019 Standards Participants
Mount Isa & Cloncurry regions
Discover stories of Cloncurry and the surrounding district through objects in the museum. More information
John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery tells the founding story of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and Reverend John Flynn’s commitment to better living conditions, particularly medical care, for remote Australia.More information
The centre incorporates the Mount Isa Regional Art Gallery, Isa Experience Heritage Display, Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Rodeo Hall of Fame, Hard Times Mine Tour, Outback at Isa Café, Outback Park and Visitor Information Centre.More information
Step back in time at the Mount Isa Underground Hospital and Museum to visit two heritage-listed Queensland icons!More information
2018 Standards Participants
Ipswich & Lockyer Valley regions
M&G QLD acknowledges the support of Ipswich City Council’s and Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund, which allowed M&G QLD to deliver this program to these regions.
Cooneana Heritage Centre, managed by Ipswich Historical Society, is a historically significant site in Ipswich. More information
Ipswich Hospital Museum offers a display of Ipswich Hospital artifacts concerning the history of the Ipswich Hospital its people and their stories. More information
The museum has an extensive collection of handmade postcards from World War I and several dairies from soldiers who served during WW1.More information
The aim and purpose of the Jessie’s Cottage Local History Museum is to educate, entertain and inform visitors to the area.More information
The gallery supports the valley’s local artists as well as visiting artists from further afield, including travelling exhibitions.More information
The RAAF Base Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre displays a range of aircraft that have operated from Amberley. More information
2017 Standards Participants
Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions
M&G QLD acknowledges the support of Sunshine Coast Council through the Cultural Heritage Levy, which allowed M&G QLD to deliver this program to the region.
Explore heritage listed Bankfoot House, where three generations made their home. Walk through the front door and experience the house as the family left it.More information
The Bli Bli On Maroochy Historical Society collects, preserves and promotes local history in the Maroochy and Mooloolah River areas.
Visit Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre to learn about the history of the town, find out what’s around the area and see the latest exhibition in the arts space.More information
The Noosa Library Service Heritage Library collects, promotes, preserves and interprets history and heritage of the Noosa region.
At Noosa Shire Museum you can see shared cultures of the local Aboriginal people, the Gubbi Gubbi, and European settlers.More information
Go back in time to understand how the Burnett Family of 11 lived in the late 19th Century. From attic to bathroom, elegant parlour to outdoor slab hut, rich layers of family life and Buderim history will be revealed.More information
The Sunshine Coast Art Collection numbers more than 300 artworks, acquired since the late 1960s.
See the Art Collection at the Caloundra Regional Gallery when on display.
The Yandina Historic House precinct includes a local artists gallery, visitor information centre, gift and craft shop, heritage discovery room as well as historical collections in the Museum Shed. More information
2016 Standards Participants
Maranoa & Western Downs regions
M&G QLD acknowledges the support of Western Downs Regional Council, Maranoa Regional Council and the Regional Arts Development Fund, which allowed M&G QLD to deliver this program to the region.
Stand in the place where the fight against the scourge of prickly pear was instigated, read about the development of the experimental station and the first plant killed by the larvae of the cactoblastis moth.More information
Gallery 107 @ Dalby is a contemporary art space in rural Queensland showcasing emerging and established artists. More information
Recognised as a warm and welcoming space for exhibiting artists and visitors, Lapunyah has a changing program of local and touring exhibitions across two gallery spaces.More information
There are over 35 buildings in a streetscape with amazing collections and links to a bygone era…if you remember it, we have it! More information
Roma on Bungil Gallery is a vibrant, accessible space that presents quality exhibitions to reflect and celebrate the local community.More information
Follow explorer Ludwig Leichhardt’s 1844 footsteps into the rich farming country around the Dawson River and visit the Taroom Museum. More information
2015 Standards Participants
M&G QLD acknowledges the support of Mackay Regional Council and the Regional Arts Development Fund, which allowed M&G QLD to deliver this program to the region.
Artspace Mackay is a regional art gallery, owned and operated by Mackay Regional Council. It is a purpose-built and award-winning architecturally designed building, and was opened in 2003.More information
Greenmount Homestead is perhaps Mackay’s most historically significant site with over 20,000 pieces of history on display.More information
The library’s Heritage Collection, located in the Carmel Daveson Research Room at Mackay City Library, houses an extensive range of historical and current resources relating to the development of the Mackay Region.
The gallery presents an ever-changing annual exhibition program, featuring leading local, national and international artists, curators and collections, accompanied by a suite of public programs developed and delivered by a small team of dedicated staff and volunteers.More information
The sugar industry, dairying, timber, gold mining and other former industries of the Valley are represented at the Museum.More information
2014 Standards Participants
North Queensland region
Kronosaurus Korner is Australia’s premier marine fossil museum, featuring over 600 registered fossils from Richmond, Outback Queensland. More information
The Maritime Museum of Townsville holds many interesting treasures and tells the story of the maritime history of Townsville and surrounds. More information
Queensland Maritime Museum houses a fascinating collection of maritime artefacts that represent many aspects of Queensland’s rich maritime heritage.
Located near Townsville’s impressive Castle Hill, visitors experience the rich heritage of the city during their tour of the historic home ‘Currajong’ and the ‘Worker’s Cottage’.
A large collection of everyday objects, historical machinery and photographs, tells the story of life in the area over time and illustrates the excitement of Charters Towers’ development since the discovery of gold in 1871.
2013 Standards Participants
Central Western Queensland region
Welcomed by the impressive bronze statue of the ringer, symbolic of rural heritage, the visitor is taken on a journey into the heart of Australia.
The gallery provides an attractive and well-designed venue for local and touring exhibitions.
Emerald Art Gallery provides the local community with a high profile exhibition space, located in the Central Highlands Regional Council offices in Emerald.
Grassland Art Gallery has a rotating exhibition program of locally produced and curated displays, regional artists and touring exhibitions. More information
A hidden gem, the Longreach Powerhouse Museum boasts a state-registered heritage complex that showcases the rare technology of gas-fired electrical generation.
The museum has a variety of exhibits, interactive displays, artefacts and aircraft including a Boeing 747, Boeing 707 and DC3.
Operating since 1972, Qantilda is now part of the Waltzing Matilda Centre complex, showcasing an extensive and diverse collection drawn almost exclusively from the Winton region.More information
Ram Park is an historical complex located in the main street of Blackall which hosts a number of relocated buildings, important to the region.
2012 Standards Participants
Wide Bay Burnett region
Skilled members of the Bundaberg Steam Tramway Preservation Society Inc carry out maintenance and restoration of the locomotives largely on site.
The Bundaberg and District Historical and Museum Society Inc. collects and preserves the heritage of the Bundaberg region. More information
Eidsvold Historical Complex is located in country redolent with memories of sheep, cattle and gold mining days from families whose descendants still live in the district. More information
Exhibitions include touring shows from major galleries and museums throughout Australia, and unique state and regional exhibits.More information
Set in the lush Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia’s famous pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler. More information
The Monto Historical and Cultural Complex is a well presented facility, with a pleasant garden frontage located on one of the main thoroughfares into Monto.
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.
The bustling town of Childers in the North Burnett was first opened up to timber-getting during the 1850s and 1860s. As the township developed, it drew Thomas Gaydon, who opened the chemist shop in the town in 1894. More information
The Portside Centre reveals the history of the Port of Maryborough and how the City developed around the Port. More information
2011 Standards Participants
Cooktown and Tablelands regions
M&G QLD acknowledges the support of Cooktown & District Historical Society Inc, Mareeba Historic Society Inc and the Regional Arts Development Fund, which made it possible to bring this program to these regions.
The National Trust property, Atherton Chinatown, incorporates an interpretive centre and the Hou Wang Temple. More information
Built in 1876 as the first Post and Telegraph Office in Cooktown, it is the oldest surviving building in Charlotte Street.
The site is recognised for the rarity and intactness of the surviving steam haulage machinery, which surpasses any other mining place in Queensland.More information
Housed in a stunning 19th Century convent building, the James Cook Museum in Cooktown showcases the fascinating history of this remarkable town.
Mareeba Heritage Centre is a vibrant museum and tourist information centre established in 1995 and well supported by its diverse multicultural community.
The Mareeba Historic Society was formed in 1993 to seek out, preserve and conserve the history of all areas encompassed by the original Mareeba Shire as well as neighbouring towns and shires.More information
Nature’s PowerHouse is a large interpretive centre, stunningly located in the beautiful, heritage listed Cooktown Botanic Gardens.
The Tableland Regional Gallery was established in March 2008 to promote regional art and to encourage both emerging and professional artists.
2010 Standards Participants
South East Queensland region
The unique feature of the Brisbane Tramway Museum is the collection of Brisbane tramcars and trolley buses.More information
The Commissariat Store Museum is housed in the only occupied convict-built structure in Brisbane and holds a significant collection spanning Moreton Bay’s penal colony, early free settlement in Queensland and social history in Brisbane and Queensland up to the 20th century. More information
In 1883 the Diamantina Orphanage was the first building on the land, then from 1893-97 it became a residence for the quieter patients from the Goodna Asylum, and in 1898 a Reformatory for boys.
The Gallery showcases a changing display of exhibitions in three exhibition spaces – touring, local and regional. More information
Adderton: house & heart of mercy is a social history museum exploring the lives and work of the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Congregation within a significant building.More information
Miegunyah houses the stories and objects of a late 19th century family life. More information
When the Museum of Nursing History began in 1992 one of its aims was to establish a museum of the history of nursing.
The Queensland Police Museum includes 25 displays describing police heritage, Queensland crimes, police investigative techniques, medals, the history of police women, operational equipment and transport, amongst others. More information
The Gallery provides emerging and established artists the opportunity to exhibit within the three gallery spaces. More information
2009 Standards Participants
Southern Inland Queensland region
Chinchilla Historical Museum is dedicated to the natural resources of the Chinchilla area and the history of their use.
Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre is housed in the old Methodist Church and is one of the most visited museums on the Sunshine Coast with an estimated 10,000 visitors per year.More information
Dogwood Crossing, Miles is a centre for community, creativity and inspiration. The centre and its staff play a key leadership, advocacy and advisory role in the region’s arts and cultural development.More information
The only road building museum in Australia, the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre offers an exclusive perspective of the history of road building in Queensland.
The Miles Historical Village was officially opened in 1971, and over the years has developed into one of the premier tourist attractions within the region.More information
Milne Bay Military Museum, the official 25/49 Battalion History Room as recognised by the Army History Unit, began as a collection of artefacts belonging to 25th Battalion veterans who had served during World War I and II and in the Battle of Milne Bay in 1942.
Opened in November 1987, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery came into being from the hard work and dedication of the Stanthorpe Art Gallery Society, created in 1972. More information
Committed to community activities, the Gallery aims to identify, promote and celebrate the community’s artistic and cultural identity and support community based festivals, exchanges and events. More information
2008 Standards Participants
Gold Coast and Scenic Rim regions
Beaudesert Historical Society, a volunteer organisation, was founded in 1961 to collect and record the history of the shire. More information
Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum has over 20 buildings on site with historical significance to the local area.
The grounds were the site of an Aboriginal gathering place and are positioned on a remaining section of an extensive section of a sand dune that was formed 120,000 years ago. More information
The Museum buildings are mainly split slab and galvanised iron and have been re-erected. These have been adapted for use as exhibition spaces for historical displays and art.
The collection relates to local history including pioneering families, pioneering women, timber & dairying industries, and artifacts from the local region since settlement from the 1860s onwards.
The Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre is dedicated specifically to the history of Tamborine Mountain.
The Upper Clarence Historical Society was established to collect and record the history of the region and to provide a resource of knowledge, ideas, stories and memories of its early settlers.
The Yugambeh Museum is committed to the conservation and promotion of the cultural heritage of the traditional Aboriginal people of the Yugambeh Language Region.
2007 Standards Participants
Far North Queensland region
The Cairns Museum, part of Cairns Historical Society, is housed in the School of Arts building, one of the oldest heritage listed buildings in Cairns. More information
The Cairns and District Chinese Association is the custodian of the Lit Sung Goong Temple Collection, a significant collection of over 240 items from the temple which operated in Cairns between 1886 and 1964.
Croydon True Blue Heritage Centre has a Croydon family genealogy database dating from 1886, a movie shown in the theatrette and more museum information and archives. It has sculptures, machinery, antique cars and mining architecture in its botanical gardens.
The Lit Sing Gung Temple is an original art deco building constructed in 1940 by the renowned construction firm the Romano Bros. after the original Temple was badly damaged in several cyclones, flood and fire.
The Cassowary Coast Library houses the Innisfail Heritage Collection which consists of photographs and printed works related to the history of the Johnstone Shire area or created by residents of the shire.
The museum displays objects, photographs and stories relating to the settlers of the then Mulgrave Shire. More information
2006 Standards Participants
South East Queensland region
The Museum is a fine arts and archaeology museum with international collections derived from Britain’s first social history museum “The Abbey Folk Park” (1934-45).More information
Kingaroy’s landmark “Peanut Silos” tower over the Museum, creating a magnet for the visitor seeking information about these giants and the industry they symbolise.
The museum and research collections relate to all aspects of the history of the Landsborough area, and are open and accessible to everyone.
The Logan City Historical Museum Society Inc, a volunteer organisation, shares the old Kingston Butter Factory building with a Craft Centre, performance space and a refreshment kiosk.
The museum demonstrates a tradition of close reciprocal support between the Ambulance Service and the community.
The Museum and research collections relate to all aspects of the history of the Redland Shire from 1842 until the present.More information
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Museums & Galleries Queensland