Maryborough Museum
Remembering our heritage
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At the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, expect the unexpected!


The museum is open from:

9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.
9.30am to 2.00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday.


  • Adults – $15.00
  • Couples – $25.00
  • Families – $30.00
  • Adult Groups – POA
  • School Age Student Groups – POA

Guided Tours, which include the Gallipoli to Armistice Memorial, can be arranged.

The historical and significant are amongst 10,000 items of military and colonial memorabilia, which form displays of exceptional quality at the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum.

The museum houses a VC awarded to Lieutenant (later Major) Herbert James, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment for gallantry at Gully Ravine, Cape Helles, Gallipoli on 28th June and 3rd July 1915. It is one of only 39 VC's for the Gallipoli campaign and the only one in Australia outside the Australian War Memorial.

Display items range through the full spectrum of our military and colonial roots.

The museum has four of the most historically significant medal groups for the Battle of Long Tan (18th August 1966) to Australian soldiers for the Vietnam War – 1964 to 1973.

The Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum provides a testament to not only those heroes who fought in distant lands to ensure our way of life and prosperity, but also those courageous and determined people who pioneered and progressed the Maryborough area for almost two centuries.

The Museum now has the largest collection of original Queensland Boer War medals on display in Australia. Read more about our Boer War display.


Our extensive library houses many forms of written historical data including over 3,000 books, primarily of Australian and New Zealand military history, dating from pre Boer War and pre Federation to the present. Hundreds of files are made up of original military documents, photographs, serviceman's diaries, newspapers, periodicals, maps and correspondence.

Using the detailed computer cataloguing system, any book or file may be found by using author's name, subject, family name or period. More about the library!


10 Week Grade 9 WWI Field Study Program

The Military Museum is proud to be connected to the Grade 9 WWI Field Study Program. Please read the information available for teachers and students for this 10-week program. The materials are free and downloadable by contacting the museum via the number on the information sheet.

We are catering for School visits – as part of the School Curriculum having Australia's Military involvement in it.

Teachers, ask your Principal and/or your SOSE Manager, to give Greig a call on 0419 789 566 and ask about what we can do for your students, there is more than you could imagine in our Museum. See Information – School Visits and MMCM School Excursion Planner for more information.

Students from St. Patricks College, Bundaberg

Excited students from St. Patricks College in Bundaberg holding medals.
More information about school visits!

Model plane

Scale models in varying sizes and scales, up to 1.5 metres long and wingspans of 2 metres, are on show at the museum.

Piano plays at the museum

Visitors can enjoy tunes from
WWI right up to present day hits.
Request your favourites!
More information!