Museum boxes

Cultural Heritage Services Museum Box program showcases the region's hidden treasures and heritage collections. The mini exhibitions are located in highly visible venues, drawing on collections held by council, community museums and private collectors.

The boxes are designed as mobile, versatile exhibition spaces, freely available to heritage organisations to display objects and collection items, increase organisation profiles and attract new visitors.

See local heritage collections and hidden treasures at the following locations:

Caloundra Customer Contact Centre, 1 Omrah Ave, Caloundra
Bankfoot House Collection – Timber
Sunshine Coast Council

The Grigor, Burgess and Ferris families were all involved in the local timber industry. See a collection of hand tools. Learn about the construction of the 1868 house - the oldest house in the Glass House Mountains, and only remaining Cobb & Co coach stop between Brisbane and the Gympie Goldfields.

Caloundra Library
Jim Hall
Peachester Heritage Centre

Whittling is the art of carving shapes out of raw wood using a knife. At the age of 80 Jim Hall estimated that he had spent 26,000 hours spread over 70 years whittling. See some of Jim’s amazing collection at Caloundra Library.

To see the full collection, visit the Peachester Heritage Centre which includes moving timber creations and designs that will blow your mind.

For more photos see the Jim Hall exhibition.

Caloundra Library
Touch Table

The interactive Touch Table contains puzzles, games, heritage images and historical information about the Sunshine Coast.

Kawana Library
Yandina Speedway Begins
Yandina & District Historical Society

This exhibition identifies aspects of the Yandina Speedway development, from the original amateur track's race to professional and international status. Scan the QR code to listen to the promotion and safety of Yandina Speedway racing. A bygone era for the Sunshine Coast. Exhibition courtesy: Debbie Collier

To learn more visit Yandina Historic House.

Nambour Library
Jack Crees and the Caloundra Topic
Landsborough Museum

This exhibition is about the Intertype machine that was donated to the Landsborough Museum by Caloundra local, and newspaper publisher, Jack Crees. Jack and his brother-in-law, Alan Mills, started the first Landsborough Shire newspaper called the Caloundra Topic in 1947. The Topic was laid-out on the Intertype machine ready for printing. The Topic promoted Caloundra for approximately 12 years. The Intertype machine is like a giant keyboard and was first invented in 1876 and used until the mid-1970s.   

See the original Intertype machine at Landsborough Museum.