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

There are a number of significant exhibits in the collection, including: 

  • The Green Plague, which tells the story of the prickly pear menace, and how it was beaten by an imported grub. 
  • Beneath Chinchilla Soil, which includes the unique Chinchilla Red Gum and petrified wood found specifically in this area.
  • The Cypress Pine Interpretive Centre including the stories of timber pioneers in Chinchilla.
  • The Car Shed houses lots of old transport, from horse-drawn carriages to a delivery truck from a local business.
  • The Machinery Shed has so much machinery from steam tractors to the unique Mogul tractor and much more.
  • The Kathleen Emmerson Library has an extensive collection of newspaper cuttings, books, photographs and local family history. It is open by appointment on Thursdays. 

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

Contact Us

17-33 Villiers Street
Queensland 4413


Phone 07 4662 7014

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