205 Main Street Beenleigh QLD

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Open 7 Days. 9am-3pm.

Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum

Discover Your Australian Heritage.

Visit us at 205 Main Street Beenleigh and embark on a journey of years gone by. Our collection of Early Australian heritage is organised as a village and dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of the old Beenleigh region for current and future generations.

We take bookings for tour groups (guided and self-guided), school groups, weddings and special functions.

Beenleigh Carroll House

Volunteer Opportunity.

Looking for a unique place to volunteer? Do you want to give back to your local community & lend a hand to a local not-for-profit? Join our village volunteer team! A diverse group of people, all ages, background and experiences, working together to preserve and share our local history. From restoring heritage buildings and artefacts through to demonstrating long lost crafts. You don’t need experience, just a friendly can-do attitude! Share your skills or learn from our other volunteers! Contact us today!

Centrelink obligated and Work-Cover volunteers welcome.

Inside the Village

The Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum and its Hidden Treasures

More than an historical museum, you will be surprised by what you’ll find once you step inside the village. The Village Cafe will welcome you with good old-fashioned service and hearty home-style food as you overlook the glorious gardens of the village. The art gallery, “Gallery in the Corridor” is filled with many artworks from local artists that are available for purchase. Both the cafe and gallery are open to the public.

Beenleigh Tin Cup Cafe

Village Cafe

Beenleigh Art Gallery

The Gallery in the Corridor

Beenleigh Old Council Chambers building

Discover our Heritage Buildings

Beenleigh Volunteers in Period Costume

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Featured Buildings

Highlights of our Heritage

Old Beenleigh Post Office

The post office formed an integral part of the community in the early days as it was the mail exchange for the whole region. The Beenleigh Post Office was originally located on James Street, approximately where the National Bank stands today. All telegrams were sent from this building.

St George’s Anglican Church

This church was built in 1875 and designed by well-known architect F.D.G Stanley. It was built entirely from donations and made extensively from Yellowwood, Noosa pine, ironbark and polished cedar. The church was originally located on the corner of Bellow Street and Kent Street in Beenleigh.

One Teacher School

The Loganholme One Teacher School arrived at the Beenleigh Historical Village in 2009. This building was built in 1873 and served the local children of the area until 1972. It was then used at the Queensland University of Technology Kelvin Grove Campus. It is a working classroom for visiting classes from local schools where they experience what schooling was like in the old days.

Hire our heritage buildings for your next Special Event

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our heritage buildings and equipment are available for private hire, prop hire and special events? Contact us to find out what’s available.

FEATURED ON WEEKENDER TV 

Laurel Edwards and the Weekender Brisbane visits Beenleigh Museum

Book online or phone (07) 3382 0608 to book

Entry Fees

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SINGLE ENTRY PRICES

  • Adult $12 18 years old and over
  • Concession $10 Seniors & University Students with ID Card
  • Child $9 6 -17 years old
  • Toddler FREE 5 years old and under
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STATEMENT REGARDING; ‘Spirits of the Red Sands’ | ‘Great Australian Experiences’ | ‘Tin Cup Café’ | ‘GAE-Welcome to Country’ | ‘Global Storytellers’ 

Please be advised that the association between the Beenleigh and District Historical Society Incorporated known as “Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum” and the businesses known as “Great Australian Experiences” / “Spirits of the Red Sands” / “Tin Cup Café” / “GAE-Welcome to Country” and “Global Storytellers” has come to a close as at 31st January 2023.

As the Café requires some unexpected repairs it will be only be serving coffee and basic food from Wednesday – Saturday until further notice. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and website for updates as we aim to re-open the cafe at full capacity shortly

All leasing enquiries for the Café or Administration buildings are to be directed to Fel Bavacqua – admin@rwcs.com.au

The next few months may be difficult as displays, grounds and buildings will be repaired and improved.

If you’ve ever considered volunteering your time, assets or money to a charity organisation, now would be a fantastic time to help this long-serving community organisation get back on its feet.