About Us

The Chinchilla Historical Museum houses a collection of objects representing the history of Chinchilla and surrounding district in a variety of historical buildings among the buildings are the Langlands Hall ,the original Chinchilla State School and of course the Goombi Hall known  for its local  dance hall reputation . The local Police Lockup that caused a drama during the night. A well travelled Church is in the process of being an added exhibition .

 There are a number of significant exhibits in the collection, including The Green Plague, which tells the story of the prickly pear menace, how it was beaten by the imported grub. Beneath Chinchilla Soil, which includes the unique Chinchilla Red and petrified wood specifically in the area; and The Cypress Pine Interpretive Centre including the stories of timber pioneers in Chinchilla . The car shed houses lots of old transport history from horse draw carriages to a delivery Truck from local business. The Machinery shed has so much machinery  from steam tractors to the unique Mogul tractor and much more 

Our Mini Rail runs on the 1st Sunday of each month check the Museum Facebook page for times as we have different times for Summer and the rest of the year . Always available is a sausage sizzle cold drinks and icy poles .

The Kathleen Emmerson Library has an extensive collection of Newspaper cuttings, Books ,Photographs, local Family History. It is open by appointment on Thursdays