Welcome to Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum

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.

History Site


The latest project is the recommissioning of the Stampers with the aid of the recently purchased steam boiler by the Museum - a view being to demonstrate to visiting school/tour groups.

Education Site

Educational Information

Explore the wonders of the past and learn some exciting things about local people and historical events from our region.

Finds Site


You can find these exhibits with the Museum grounds on display!

A closer look

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

Open daily 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Except Good Friday & Christmas Day)

EYE Newsletter


Read the latest Newsletter on the website.


Museum Cafe

Cafe ~ Gift Shop

The Cafe at the Museum is the place to relax!


Steam Festival

Steam Festival

Discover all the steam has to offer

About Us

About Us

Wholly volunteer operated organisation


You have questions, feedback or want to commission a project?
Give us a shout, tweet us, send us a smoke signal or drop by our offices.



P: (07) 5482 3995
( 9am - 4pm 7 days )
(except Christmas Day & Good Friday)



P: (07) 5482 3995
(9 a.m.-4 p.m. 7 days) Except Christmas Day & Good Friday