While in Murgon, pop out and visit The Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum located on the edge of town off Gayndah Rd at 2 Sommerville Street.
Times have certainly changed since the early days of hand churned butter and cheese. There was a time when most of us knew someone in the family who had a dairy farm. The Murgon Dairy Museum documents and reflects the progress of the dairy industry in Murgon and the South Burnett and has a lot to offer in the way of interest for visitors.
The Museum caters for Tour Groups of all ages. Guides are available for you to enjoy the experience and learn about the history of dairying (somedays they’ll even start up the old McDonald Milking Machine engine). Audio Boxes are also set up in some of the buildings. You will also see other aspects of how life was for the early settlers.
Admission is by donation of $5 for adults & $3 for children…which will help towards future development of the complex. Butter making can be arranged for a small charge. Lunches and morning or afternoon teas are available upon request for a nominal fee.This is a community museum project, totally run by volunteers.
Open daily: 9.30am – 12.30pm (Closed some public holidays). Other times for groups can be booked by prior arrangement.
Special events are held at times throughout the year. PH. (07) 4169 5001