Christmas at Museums

Start the Festive Season with a celebration of Christmas past. 19 Nov-24 Dec | Various museums

Christmas at Museums

Start the Festive Season early with a celebration of Christmas past at Sunshine Coast museums.

There is something for everyone to enjoy, so bring the family! Relax in cosy Christmas scenes from pioneer days, discover the SantaTrain and explore light displays.

Why not turn back the clock and release your inner creativity by making your own paper decorations like snowflakes or Victorian flowers. Help decorate a Christmas tree or find the elves to win a prize. 

Looking for school holiday fun? Check out council’s museum holiday program at the Bankfoot House
Heritage Precinct
and Landsborough Museum.

Museums will be closed on public holidays.

MuseumDates and TimesActivity
Bankfoot House
Heritage Precinct
1-24 December Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00am-3.00pmRelive a Bankfoot House family tradition as you help decorate the Christmas tree and hear their story. Enjoy Christmas crafts and create Victorian-inspired paper flowers to take home.
Buderim Pioneer Cottage19 November to 11 December
Monday to Saturday, 11.00am-3.00pm

Step back in time as you discover the intricate hand-made decorations in the cosy dining room of Pioneer Cottage. Take your time to see the detail. 

Visit Pioneer Cottage’s stall at Buderim Christmas Fair and buy a ticket in their Christmas raffle.

Landsborough Museum1-24 December Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00am-3.00pmEnjoy some fun as you search the museum to find Mr and Mrs Elf sitting on a shelf to win a prize. Make a Christmas decoration to hang on the museum’s tree and one for yourself to take home. The festive spirit will be all around you!
Kenilworth MuseumVisitor Information Centre
Wednesday to Monday, 10.00am-3.00pm
Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a fabulous Kenilworth Christmas cake from a traditional recipe. Multiple cakes to be won with a raffle drawn each week. Tickets on sale at the Information Centre.
Nambour Museum

Thursday 7 December and Thursday 14 December, 6pm-8pm

Light display throughout December.

SANTAtrain and Santa himself are ready for you and your camera! Enjoy Christmas carols played by the Sunshine Coast Brass Band, see the festive light display and make a paper snowflake or pinecone Christmas tree to take home.