Events in Whitsundays

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Whitsundays

Welcome

Login to your account below, if you do not have an account, select Register.

Or Login with your preferred Social Media Account

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google

Register your account below, if you already have an account, select Login.

Proserpine Historical Museum
MAKE ENQUIRY
Add to My Guide

Proserpine Historical Museum - Whitsundays

Spend an hour or even a whole day here for one small charge; re-entry is permitted, so you can go and have lunch nearby, then come back to see more. Weekend group bookings can also be arranged.

Directions to Proserpine Historical Museum

Are you a business owner in Whitsundays?

Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Whitsundays.

Find Out More

Winner of 2005, 2006 and 2007 Tourism Whitsunday Awards, and commended in the 2008 Queensland Tourism competition, Proserpine Historical Museum covers the history of its industries, its natural recourses and community life. This is a unique place, a place where time flies when you become engrossed in the stories of this little town.

There are special exhibits on the sugar cane industry, gold mining and the Gunyarra World War II Gas Experimental Station; perhaps not what you would have expected from a small town museum.

Sit back on the veranda, just like the visitors years ago did. There are tables and chairs where you can imagine yourself in the days of the sugar cane fields, or perhaps get the children to take part in some of the interactive activities to help them understand what happened here. There are multi media productions about the local military sites and famous people of the area as well as displays about the sugar cane industry from planting to harvesting.

You can also meet Digger, a little green locomotive who is extremely popular with steam train enthusiasts. In his day, he was a fully working member of the sugar mill railway. The museum is also where you can learn about Sidney Cotton, aviator, inventor and spy who was born at Proserpine in 1894. Cotton was the person who invented the Sidcot Flying Suit, and at the end of World War One he worked with Ian Fleming, writer of the series of James Bond stories, at MI6.

One of the most unusual exhibits in the museum is that of the Gas Experimental Station. The facility was built to investigate an aerial bomb filled with mustard gas which troops found when they over ran a Japanese airfield during World War II.

The museum is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Run entirely by volunteers, the costs remain low - with entry only $6 per adult and $3 per child. The volunteers also offer guided tours and can help explain more about the exhibits and the history of this rather unique little museum.

Address: Proserpine Museum , 196 Main Street , Whitsundays, 4800 View Larger Map

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

My Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Whitsundays.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

Create & Share Your Own 'My Guide to Whitsundays'

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Featured Guides section

Lists

Part of the My Guide Network

My Guide Whitsundays is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 100+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations