About us

The Queanbeyan Historical Museum was first established in 1969 and is located in the historic Police Sergeant’s Residence, 10 Farrer Pl, Queanbeyan, constructed in 1876. The Museum is operated by members of the Queanbeyan and District Historical Museum Society Inc., (QDHMS) in a partnership with the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC).

The Museum has a strong focus on the history of Queanbeyan and surrounding district, with a broad collection of over 5,000 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.

Queanbeyan Museum is open 1-4 every weekend

(except for Christmas Holidays)

Admission is Free


The Museum of Queanbeyan aims to express the sense of history, place and identity in the Queanbeyan region.

It does this by operating a museum, developing a collection and promoting historical activities that are interesting, educational and relevant to both residents and visitors.


1. Operate a sustainable museum: open, organised, active

2. Build structures for community engagement with the management of the museum

3. Develop the museum as a centre of civic identity in Queanbeyan

4. Mount a programme of inclusive exhibitions that reflects Queanbeyan’s history

5. Conduct community outreach and public programs, including schools

6. Manage the collection efficiently and effectively

7. Facilitate family history knowledge and research

8. Satisfy visitors with the information and experiences they seek

9. Market and promote the Museum

10. Maintain, develop and promote the museum buildings and grounds while preserving their heritage values

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