One of the region’s greatest treasures and winner of the important John Herbert Memorial Award for Excellence, the highest award from the National Trust Queensland. Stanthorpe Museum also holds a Gold Award for Excellence in Heritage Conservation from Queensland Heritage Council and a Community Achievement Award for Heritage and Culture. It also holds two Collections of National Importance.

There are fifteen complete buildings full of original material, from a 1894 School Residence, to the spacious Ardmore House built in the 1920s, a summer holiday home that now houses a wonderful collection of furniture and memorabilia from that era. Outside the store that housed the chauffeur, cars and equipment for Ardmore House residents is now the Museum workshop. There is the delightful Heath House, complete from the 1940’s and featuring original furniture and equipment from that period. Wilson’s Downfall Gaol from 1876, and host of machinery and vehicles, and historical items that will keep you fascinated (and the children entranced) for hours.

Q Local History

The museum has been collecting community history for more than 40 years and is the custodian of one national and two state recognised collections. Included among these amazing artefacts is the unique ‘Make-Do’ Collection which comprises hundreds of items crafted by the region’s forebears to fulfill a specific need from materials at hand.

The museum also attracts family researchers because of its comprehensive original records from the Granite Belt families and businesses.

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