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Top 5 Museums in Toowoomba – They are not just about history!

Toowoomba is a great destination for a perfect family getaway for many reasons. The area is beautiful, and you have many activities to engage here to chase away your boredom. Not just for adults, there are many things that kids can try out here too, and one of them is visiting the museums!


Cobb + Co Museum

If you are planning your family vacation at one of the serviced apartments in Toowoomba offered by reputed properties the likes of Oaks Toowoomba Hotel, taking your kids to the Cobb + Co Museum will be just so easy. It's a part of the Queensland Museum and is popular among the tourists as the place where you can explore a large number of national carriages. You can learn everything about Australian transport history and also, take part in a workshop or a program to learn a new traditional skill.


Clifton Historical Museum

In this museum, you find many exhibits that belong to the past including some original records of local businesses and schools and also a beautiful photographic collection. This museum is run by a group of volunteers from the local historical society and they say that the exhibits that they have in the museum have been donated by locals. In this museum, you can also see a dining room that belongs to the 1930s and an early hospital ward as well.


Museum of Australian Army Flying

So, if you decide to have a stay in Toowoomba, who said you are can only explore the things within its borders? Why not have a short drive west of Toowoomba and visit the Museum of Australian Army Flying which is located at the Army airfield in Oakey? If you are someone interested in aviation, this is a must-visit attraction as it exhibits aircrafts used by the Australian Army since World War II. Not to forget, this museum also displays the latest military helicopters!


The Milne Bay Military Museum

Those who are enthusiastic about the Australian Armed Forces will surely love this museum as well. The Milne Bay Military Museum was constructed in 1917 and earlier this museum was a drill hall. It exhibits several types of equipment used by the Armed Forces back then. It's always better if you contact the museum before you go, to know whether they are open or not.


Rosalie Shire Historical Society and Museum

This museum is run by the Rosalie Shire Historical Society and houses some items that belonged to the local families in the Rosalie Shire district. If you want to have a mental picture of how the early rural lifestyles were, you should pay one visit to this place for sure. There is a good collection of exhibits including newspaper clippings and photos from the early days and they sometimes reveal quite interesting stories too. There are also machinery and equipment used by the residents in the early days. If you would like more details, you can always ask the guardians too.

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