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BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL MUSEUMS AND TOURS. PLEASE BOOK BEFORE TRAVELLING TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS SOME TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME OR REQUIRE YOU TO BOOK AHEAD BEFORE ARRIVAL. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OF EACH TOUR AND ATTRACTION BEFORE TRAVEL.
AUSTRALIAN STOCKMAN’S HALL OF FAME
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame is undergoing a spectacular transformation!
Construction and Stage 2 redevelopment will commence 16th October 2020 with an expected target for completion of April 2021.
The Museum galleries will be closed for renovations from the 15th October, but the Café and the Cinematic Experience will be open.
- Gallery and exhibits: Closed – 16 October 2020 – 31 March 2021
- Cinema Experience, Café, and Retail – Open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm daily – Closed – Sunday and Monday
- Christmas new year trading: Closed 25 December – 05 January
- For Cinematic Experience please book here
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia’s premier outback heritage institution. Inside, the Centre’s five themed galleries proudly display the history behind some of Australia’s greatest and bravest explorers, stock workers, pastoralist, and Aborigines. The exhibits comprising an eclectic mix of objects, images, touch screens, audiovisual presentations and open displays, allowing visitors to interpret the outback story in their own unique way.
The museum also houses a vast reserve collection which forms a unique work-in-progress display. From behind a glass wall, visitors can view archival material, photographs, artworks and various other items used for research and in new display development.
Phone: (07) 4658 2166
QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM
A world-class, award winning museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artefacts.
QANTAS, the world’s second oldest airline, was registered on 16th November 1920 as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service Ltd. While Winton was the official birthplace of QANTAS, the company and operational headquarters were soon moved to Longreach in February of 1921 where a hanger and the country’s first purpose-built landing field were constructed. QANTAS was registered as a passenger and mail carrier from Longreach in 1922.
The original hangar still stands today and is an integral part of the QANTAS Founders Outback Museum at the Longreach Airport. It features displays and other information about its original use and demonstrated the technology used by the aircraft industry during that era. The hanger where the fledgling airline constructed some of its first passenger carrying aircraft is arguably Australia’s earliest hangar building and is a vivid reminder of the pioneering days of commercial flight in Australia, the era of open cockpit biplanes landing on gravel runways. A replica of an early QANTAS booking office does duty in Eagle Street as the Visitor Information Centre.
The museums collection incorporates four of the world’s most significant airliners – the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, the Douglas DC3, the Boeing 707 and the legendary Boeing 747. In addition, we have full scale replicas of some of the most important aircraft in the early Qantas fleet – the DeHaviland DH-61 Giant Moth, the DeHaviland DH-50, and the Avro 504k Dyak; Qantas’ first ever aircraft.
Visitors enjoy informative guided tours of the Boeing 707, Boeing 747, Super Constellation and DC-3 in the Museum’s new Airpark Enclosure. Our Museum also has a restaurant for guests to enjoy a meal or refreshment and a Founders Store to buy a souvenir for themselves or a loved one. In the evening our guests can enjoy our new Luminescent Longreach light and sound experience designed to delight, entertain, inform and move.
Phone: (07) 4658 3737
LONGREACH POWERHOUSE AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
OPERATES NOVEMBER TO MARCH
1 HOUR GUIDED TOUR
TUESDAY & THURSDAY AT 10.15AM
PLEASE CONTACT THE LONGREACH VISITOR CENTRE FOR BOOKINGS
PHONE: 07 4658 4150
EMAIL: [email protected]
ADULT: $10.00, SENIOR & CONCESSION $8.00
FAMILY (2A + 2C) $22.00, CHILD $5.00
Phone: 07 4658 4150
email: [email protected]
LONGREACH POWERHOUSE AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
OPEN APRIL TO OCTOBER
Monday to Friday
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 3.30pm
This museum is unique in that it houses an electrical industry collection second to none and of National significance. The Power Station building is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register and the site on the Register of the National Estate. Electricity was first generated from this site for the town of Longreach in December 1921.
The History Hall Building was the Longreach Office of the Regional Electricity Board from 1965 -1991. It now holds a collection of objects and memorabilia that gives a snapshot of the history of Longreach including; a 1948 era classroom assembled in 1993 for the Longreach Primary School Centenary; the old Airport Control Centre; a collection of commercial office equipment, circa 1908 – 1950 from local business houses.
Out Door exhibits:
Includes the Nogo Cottage a boundary rider’s cottage reflecting general station life and the lifestyle of workers in a bygone era. Farm machinery and first Swimming Baths.
Phone: (07) 4658 4150
email: [email protected]
Experience the sense of freedom and adventure as you spend time exploring the charms of Ilfracombe, you can’t miss ‘the Great Machinery Mile’ an amazing line-up of historic machinery stretching over 1km.
The collection of machines leads you to the Folk Museum, a replica of an early station residence, also situated within the museum complex is Oakhampton Cottage which offers a tangible glimpse into early outback households and Romani Hall, a memorial to the young men of the district who answered ‘the call to arms’ and is dedicated to Australia’s Light Horseman. Visit the Wellshot Centre learn about the story of Wellshot Station one of Australia’s greatest sheep and wool producers.
OUTER BARCOO INTERPRETATION CENTRE – ISISFORD
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS REOPENING 2021
Step back in time over 100 millions years of the prehistoric history is contained in this little town. The Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre features the world class fossil exhibits including one of the oldest modern day crocodiles,’Isisfordia Duncani’ and the ancient Isisford Bulldog fish, which belongs to a group of fishes known as ichthyodectiform
Isisford has plenty to offer when it comes to history with the Main Street housing many of the older buildings like the Hooper & Brunkhorst Store, Butcher, Bakery and Wases store. Also within walking distance is the Whitman’s Memorial Museum and Park and the Isisford District Hospital Museum & Multipurpose Centre.