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The town of Gympie has an important and colourful history, from being cited as the "Town that saved Queensland from Bankruptcy" to being the home of Andrew Fisher, Labor's second Prime Minister. 

Everybody is invited to visit our Museum where you can find out just how Gympie saved Queensland and discover more of the region's past and present. The Museum houses a vast collection of documentation, artifacts and photographs dating from the discovery of gold in 1867 by James Nash to the recently closed  operations of the Gympie Eldorado Goldmine.Entry into the Museum is via the CafĂ© and Souvenir Shop

Based on over 5 hectares the Museum has over thirty display areas housed in and around fifteen major buildings. The entry is through the café and souvenir shop. We welcome visitors of all ages and interests and offer special concessions and complementary guides for tour groups.

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The Museum houses memorabilia from the early gold mining era and has displays showcasing military, rural, transport, communications and steam development in Australia .

Spend a few hours or a full day with family and friends and discover the region's past. The Museum boasts a picturesque lake as its backdrop which also has great picnic grounds and BBQ areas. So, bring your own lunch and relax by the lake or alternatively dine in our café which provides delicious meals and soak-up the ambience!
There are over one hundred years of history to enjoy! Our well-presented, informative displays will entertain adults and children alike.number 2 mine

The site of the Museum is that of the former No2 South Great Eastern Mine (pictured left). Some original relics are still on site and there is a fully operational authentic steam driven winding engine, compound air compressor and generator reconstructed on the original footings.mine

The Museum will keep you busy discovering many things about Gympie and its history. Displays include:
# Relics of later Mining and Gold recovery including gem displays.
# The 5th Light Horse Regimental Military Museum which houses an Award Winning Collection. It includes Military equipment and memorabilia of the sons and daughters, from the Gympie area, that went to war.mine
# The Andrew Fisher House, named after Australia's second Labor Prime Minister. Andrew Fisher lived here with his family.
# Original historic buildings including an old Gaol House, school, railway buildings, church and slab hut from the Gympie area.
# Relics of the timber, dairy and primary production industry and a wide range of social history relics.

Contact

Museum
P: (07) 5482 3995
F: (07) 5482 5686
E: info@gympiegoldmuseum.com.au

Museum Cafe/Markets
P: 07 54823995 ( 9am - 3pm 7 days )
 E: info@gympiegoldmuseum.com.au

Location

Gympie Gold Mining &
Historical Museum


215 Brisbane Road
Gympie, QLD 4570
Australia

Facts

Fascinating Finds

The School was officially opened on Saturday the 11th July 1936 by Councillor Hensen of Widgee Shire.

Markets

The Museum Markets, are located in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum Gardens with Lake Alford and it's parks and picnic areas as a backdrop. At each of the Markets there will be added attractions, working displays and Special Deals. The Miniature Railway and Children's Merry Go Round operating on some market days.
The Markets are held on t
he 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month

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Market Bookings

Call the Gold Museum Cafe

ATM - AVAILABLE

07 54823995 

Site Fees $12