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.
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.
Maryborough Whistle Stop Museum
Maryborough's impressive rail heritage is on show at Whistle Stop Museum located on the site of the heritage-listed railway station (c. 1882).
Maryborough Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society
Located in the School of Arts, one of Maryborough's most beautiful heritage buildings, the Maryborough Wide Bay Burnett Historical Society offers a wonderful snapshot of early history through a collection of more than 3500 photographs.
The collection also includes historical records, over 3000 books, wedding gowns 1890–1910, needle work and lace artefacts.
Mt Bauple and District Historical Society Cultural Centre and Museum
Reflecting the early history of the Tiaro area, the museum is set within extensive gardens and houses a treasure trove of memorabilia including old photographs, family histories, war records, rare coin collection and an extensive display of telephones, antiques and collectibles dating back more than a century.
Wide Bay Hospitals Museum Society
The museum is housed in a 1927 former doctors residence located in the hospital grounds.