Queanbeyan Museum

At the Queanbeyan Museum we tell the stories of the place and the people who lived here in those early days before Australia was a nation right up until the present day.

The Queanbeyan Historical Museum is located in the historic Police Sergeant’s Residence, 10 Farrer Pl, Queanbeyan, constructed in 1876. 

Queanbeyan Museum is open 1-4 every weekend (except for Christmas and public Holidays).  Admission is Free.

Telephone: 6299 7449 during opening hours 1pm-4pm Saturdays and Sundays.

The Museum has a strong focus on the history of Queanbeyan and surrounding district, with a broad collection of over 3,500 items that includes furniture, textiles, technological objects, costumes, pictures, maps, objects, and photographs. There is currently an active programme of changing exhibitions with regular opening hours and regular events.

Take the journey with us:

Explore

The Museum’s 10 galleries and extensive outdoor areas allow visitors to explore topics like:

The Ngambri people before Europeans arrived

How did Queanbeyan develop?

Bushrangers and Larrikins

100 years of Red Cross in Queanbeyan

Stories From a Country Town – Queanbeyan during WW1 1914-1918

Queanbeyan’s Living History – celebrating our Oral History project for Queanbeyan’s 175th Birthday

The Wash House – cleaning our clothes and ourselves

See

See an original Both Iron Lung used in Queanbeyan during the 1950s poliomyelitis epidemic;

See William Farrer’s parlour piano;

See a magnificent 30 metre mural of late 19th century Queanbeyan.

Events

The Museum hosts regular events with an historical theme.

Where are we?

Queanbeyan Museum, 10 Farrer Pl, Queanbeyan NSW

Opening Times

Open Saturday and Sunday 1-4 and other times by appointment.

Management

The Museum was opened by the Queanbeyan & District Historical Museum Society Inc. in 1969. It is currently operated by the Society in partnership with the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council.

QDHMS Inc.

The Society meets regularly and publishes an historical journal, Quinbean.

Contact

For further information about the Museum or the Society contact:

Post: The Secretary QDHMS, P.O. Box 480 QUEANBEYAN NSW 2620

Email: QBNMuseum@yahoo.com.au

Tel: 6299 7449 during opening hours 1-4 Saturday and Sunday

6 thoughts on “Queanbeyan Museum

    1. Hi Alison To keep up to date with our activities, you can follow us on Facebook, follow this blog or join. Membership forms are on this website under About Us. Regards QM

  1. Hello! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!

    Keep up the outstanding work!

  2. Visited your Museum last Sunday -very impressed with your exhibitions and the quality of your displays. The attendant was helpful and informative and good at “selling your Museum”. Disappointed to be a “lonely” visitor. How to we encourage more people to visit these “gems” which are telling great stories about our communities ?

    1. Thanks so much. We have the website and a Facebook page and do have good attendances at our events. We would love to be open longer hours, but lack volunteers!

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