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.
Museum boxes are currently on display at the following locations.
Caloundra Customer Contact Centre, 1 Omrah Ave, Caloundra
Bankfoot House Collection – Timber
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.
Ma & Pa Bendall
Ma and Pa Bendall were well known Australian surfing identities during the 1960s and 1970s. Marjorie was 50 and Ben 54 when they first began surfing. Their influence on beach culture contributed to their place in Australian surfing history. Their Caloundra home Harmony Lodge, a rambling three-story lodge on Bulcock Beach, was an icon for surfers who gathered to exchange stories and share surfing tips.
This exhibition showcases the Bendalls memorabilia and trophy’s donated to Sunshine Coast Council’s Cultural Heritage Collection.
The interactive Touch Table contains puzzles, games, heritage images and historical information about the Sunshine Coast.
Discover Eumundi – History of Eumundi Markets
It was 1979 when ceramic artist Christa Barton and her friend Gail Perry-Somers came up with the idea of holding a European style 'artisans and farmers' market in Eumundi.
The area had become a home for artisans, craftspeople and refugees from suburbia. What attracted people then, as now, was the town's openness, sense of community and simpler way of life. Learn about the early days of the markets, early products and famous faces, and how the markets have evolved over time. Courtesy Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre.
Women of Bankfoot House – Mary Ferris
This exhibition celebrates the life and achievements of Mary Ferris, the last descendant of early settlers William and Mary Grigor, who retired at Bankfoot House. Precious items that were once held dearly Mary will be on display. Over time, the role of Bankfoot House as a regional icon changes, and Mary adapts to new challenges and opportunities.