215 Brisbane Rd, Monkland, Qld, 4570, Australia

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Welcome to Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum

Discover Gympies colourful history.

The town of Gympie has an important and colourful history, from being cited as the "Town that saved Queensland from Bankruptcy" to being the home of Andrew Fisher, Labor's second Prime Minister.
Everybody is invited to visit our Museum where you can find out just how Gympie saved Queensland and discover more of the region's past and present. The Museum houses a vast collection of documentation, artifacts and photographs dating from the discovery of gold in 1867 by James Nash to the recently closed  operations of the Gympie Eldorado Goldmine.

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Explore the Museum

Read about the fascinating finds Museum exhibits, share a coffee with friends, discover steam or just us.

Cafe - Gift Shop

Cafe at the Museum is the place to relax!  Enjoy a delicious meal and a coffee while resting-a-while, catch-up with friends or just enjoy the relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Duck Ponds!  

Steam engine

Steam Festival

The Gympie Steam festival is held in October each year at the Museum to celebrate the era of steam featuring its unique 1899  Walkers Cornish Boiler, believed to be the only such boiler operating in Australia.

Museum Markets

The Markets are located in the surrounds of the Museum with Lake Alford and its parks and picnic areas as a beautifully maintained backdrop.
1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month @ 7am - 12pm

About Us

The Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum is operated by the Gympie & District Historical Society Inc, a wholly volunteer operated organisation, with the Museum development and operation the most significant of its objectives.


Contact Us


215 Brisbane Rd, Monkland, Qld, 4570, Australia




(07) 5482 3995