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Museum Markets at the Duck Ponds

The Markets are located in the surrounds of the Museum with Lake Alford and its parks and picnic areas as a beautifully maintained backdrop.

Entertainment by the Gympie Museum Re-enactment Group

is on the 3rd Sunday of the month

The NEXT and FINAL performance will be 20th AUGUST  2017 at 9.30 a.m.

 

Contact the CAFE AT THE MUSEUM for MARKET SITE DETAILS/BOOKINGS

Ph. (07) 54 823995 (9am to 4pm Daily)

EFTPOS AVAILABLE - CAFE AT THE MUSEUM


The Markets are held on:      The 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday

                       of each month. (7 A.M. to 12 NOON)

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MUSEUM ENTRY FEES FOR ALL EVENTS:
 Adults $10, Concession $7, Students $5, Family $25
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STEAMING DAYS
ARE HELD ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
 
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 The Davey-Paxman Boiler of the Colonial era, and other related historic machinery will be operating.
 
 
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Family fun........
 
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Miniature Train Rides
during Queensland SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 
 
Come along and enjoy a  ride on the 
miniature train, which will be operating on Mondays and Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.   Thursday is 11 a.m. only.
 (This train ride and gold panning is included in the Museum Entry Fee)
 
Please wait for miniature train rides at specified times  at the far lower corner of  the Museum Complex at Clyde's Hut (Station) near the dam. 
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The Steam Festival will be held on
30th September/1st/2nd  OCTOBER 2017
 

Steam engine

The 109 year old Cornish boiler is fired up periodically to run the 1899 Walker winding engine, the 1907 Thompson cross compound air compressor, the Hindley powered 110V DC generator and the associated steam powered Weir, Schwage, and Evans feedwater pumps.

See Steam Festival page for this event 

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EVENT FOR 2018

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CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY 
IN A TRUE BLUE AUSSIE WAY!
Friday 26TH JANUARY 2018
  
A day out for all the family to enjoy
at the Gold Mining & Historical Museum
 The day starts with....
8 a.m. Breakfast at  Cafe at the Museum
 
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Museum Entry Fees apply
During the morning, the Museum activities will be:
* Demonstrations of historic machinery in operation
include the Davey-Paxman Boiler
and related mining machinery
* Try your luck at Gold Panning 
* Miniature train and Historic bus rides.      
 
 
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