Livingstone Museums

Livingstone Shire is home to a number of museums, filled to the brim with historical information and exciting things to explore. Below you will find a list of Community Museums that are currently open to visit in the Shire. 

  • The Byfield and District Historical Society Museum is located in a heritage listed building known as 'Raspberry Creek Homestead' which has been relocated to the beautiful Byfield area. The museum has articles and artifacts on show that hold historical value pertaining to the Byfield District. 

  • The Emu Park Historical Museum is located in Hill Street, Emu Park. It is an organisation run through volunteers and has been providing historical information and valuable assistance to the general public since 1984. The museum also acts as a sub-tourist information body in the heart of Emu Park. 

  • The Gatehouse at Emu Park houses 26 interpretive panels which provide an overview of our ANZACS and an informative time line illustrating the major conflicts during the First World War. 

    The Gatehouse was officially opened on the 23 April 2016 and was represented by the Federal and State Government, Livingstone Shire Council, RSL QLD, Pioneer-Fitzroy Highlands District, Emu Park RSL, Bendigo Community Bank Emu Park and the Emu Park Lions. 


  • The Joskeleigh South Sea Islander Museum is a museum located on Joskeleigh Road, Joskeleigh. 

    The tiny community of Joskeleigh on the Capricorn Coast has a fascinating past, with links to the South Sea Islanders who were blackbirded and brought to Queensland in the nineteenth century. The small museum at Joskeleigh ensures this history is not forgotten. Find out more here

  • The Marlborough Historical Museum strives to inspire the generations of our community through careful preservation and passionate celebration of their heritage.

    Exhibits in the Museum include a Chrysoprase display, women's work display, machinery display, horse drawn vehicle display and blacksmith's shed. There is a craft shop in the museum complex, comprising local craft and souvenirs and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from April to December.

    The Museum collects, preserves, researches, interprets, presents and provides historical resource material relating to the natural and human heritage of Marlborough.

  • The Mt Chalmers History Centre is housed in the original school, which later became the principal's residence, which is the oldest remaining building in the Mt Chalmers area. 

    The Mt. Chalmers Community Centre collects, preserves and displays photographic and written data pertaining to the valued history of the local area. Predominately a gold and copper mining town, Mt. Chalmers has a rich history in rail, mining, education and socio-economic interests.


  • Shell World Yeppoon is a display of over 20,000 shells which include marine, land and fossil molluscs. The display is in an easy viewing format with all displays fully documented. These displays appeal to all visitors including children. Preserved marine life is also on display as are many varieties of corals and samples of shell craft. Groups are catered for and morning and afternoon teas can be catered for on arrangement with staff. School children of all ages are welcome. Shells and craft items are on sale at reasonable prices. Admission is a gold coin.

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