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.

Museum boxes are currently on display at the following locations.

Caloundra Library
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.

Acknowledgements: Friends of Bankfoot House.

Kawana Library
SS Dicky Bell collection

Over the years many items were salvaged or "souvenired" from the wreck. These items, believed to have come from the SS Dicky, are on display including a section of the mast, a brass porthole from the wheelhouse door, and replica bell cast from the original.

Acknowledgements: Dicky Beach Surf Club, Landsborough Museum and Cultural Heritage Collection.

Maroochydore Library
Lest We Forget/Remembrance Day

This exhibition highlights the sacrifices of Maleny locals Harry Hapgood and William Murphy and the impact of war on the community.

Collection items on display include a rare "Dead Man's Penny", WWI army issue items, and Harry's souvenir booklet. This Museum Box is drawn from Far From This Land exhibition, courtesy Landsborough and District Historical Society. Cultural Heritage Services would also like to thank Mrs Davis for the loan of Hapgood family items.

Nambour Library
Bankfoot House collection - entertainment

Before the days of multimedia, people made their own entertainment by playing cards, board games, singing, and reading stories. See old fashioned children toys and games as well as a hand crafted fishing reel, pianola rolls and record player.

Acknowledgements: Friends of Bankfoot House.