Our museum is located at 69 Springs Road, Agnes Water, Queensland 4677.

Opening hours are 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday, and Wednesday to Saturday, closed Tuesday. Or 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday.

By prior arrangement, the museum can be opened at other times, for school groups, bus tour operators, etc.

Admission fees are $3.00 per adult, free for children to school age.


Arthur Jeffery built the first museum to house the artefacts, records and memorabilia he had collected over many years. His fascination and research into the history of the shire, its settlement and coastal history, particularly of Cook, Banks and Flinders were faithfully recorded in his hand written journals.

In 1988 a Bi-Centennial grant enabled a new museum to be built and the collection was handed over to the Shire in the keeping of the newly formed Historical Society. Since then donations and research have added to the collection. The original museum building was bequeathed to the Society and it was moved to its present site beside the newer one.

Part of the Maritime Display

Part of the Shire Memorabilia Display