Our Community Facilities

The Fraser Coast has many wonderful arts and cultural resources run by Council and active community groups. 

Browse through the lists below for information about our Museums, Theatres and Galleries.

If you have a community group you would like to add or update to this list, please email us with your details.

Fraser Coast Museums

A love of history is not compulsory - just a keenness to get lost in time on an amazing journey into the pioneering past of the Fraser Coast.

Follow a trail around the many Fraser Coast museums and historical collections to get a sense of the struggles and ultimate triumphs of the region's early pioneers as they settled the wild Australian bush, established farming and industry and turned dusty makeshift settlements into thriving towns filled with stately buildings and grand homes.

Brooweena Historical Village Museum

This charming historical village at Brooweena has an extensive array of memorabilia, equipment and musical instruments and aboriginal rock carvings, housed in a collection of 12 heritage buildings in a tranquil bush setting. The complex includes blacksmith and butcher shops and an authentic rustic barn with a collection of bullock and horse drawn vehicles. There is an original settler's slab dwelling with detached kitchen, dairy shed, an old railway goods shed, railway station and old carriage, along with a school and church display.

Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

The FRASER COAST is a stunning tapestry of nature's wonders. As part of the Great Sandy Biosphere, our diverse natural attractions are officially recognised in the same class as the Galapagos Islands and Central Amazon!

Customs House

Located in the heart of the historic Wharf Street Precinct, the centre reflects the history of Maryborough as a thriving river port in the early days of Queensland.  The Federation style building , built in 1900, was Maryborough's second Customs House.  It features a large central hall, which is naturally ventilated with high windows and arches, along with the British Coat of Arms on its fine fa├žade.  It remained a Customs House until 1988 and opened as an interpretive centre in 2001.

Maryborough Heritage Centre

On the ground floor of the historic Bank of New South Wales  building, the Maryborough Family Heritage Institute holds one of the largest collections of genealogy records in Queensland, covering the immigrant passengers into Queensland and cemetery and burial records for a number of Queensland areas. Open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 1pm PH: (07)  4123 1620  

Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum

A sense of stepping back in time is the experience people will take away from this award winning museum. Museum stalwart Brian Taylor says: "We want to give people a sense of being able to relive what life in the late 1800s and early 1900s was like. We want to give them something they can talk about to friends and relatives and for them to ask ‘did you know that.?" There are 19 original buildings spread across three acres at the complex, including a faithfully furnished slab hut from 1898, a complete railway station, century old church, fully equipped blacksmith shop and dairy shed and the old Dundowran State School, where the cramped wooden desks, old text books and strict rules on the wall help re-create the tough, structured  school life of the late 1880s.

Fraser Coast Theatres

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