5 reasons to visit the revamped Redcliffe Museum

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Posted 02 June

To share any community’s story in a space originally designed to be a local church is a difficult task. It’s especially difficult when that story stretches back thousands of years and includes a rich Indigenous culture, Queensland’s first European settlement and the mantle of birthplace of the Bee Gees - as is the case with the Redcliffe. That’s why Moreton Bay Regional Council has just completed an $800,000 makeover and expansion to of the museum.

The upgrade includes a new exhibition space, which will allow the museum to expand its permanent displays and host large-scale exhibitions for the very first time!

The opening exhibition - The Streets We Live in - connects us directly to the farmers, explorers and entrepreneurs who shaped our entire region. Take the time to absorb the individual stories that have created our communities. From creek‑side camps and cab drivers, to beach refreshments and devastating fires, get to know the neighbourhood in a whole new way!

There are plenty of reasons to reconnect with the Redcliffe Museum or plan a visit for the very first time, here’s our top 5 picks!

  1. The Imaginarium is an activity space for the young and young at heart. Constantly changing, it’s a place for learning, engaging, exploring and making. Currently the Imaginarium features Eye Spy, exploring how our sight works.
  2. The reimagined Redcliffe Museum features the Moreton Bay Heritage Collection through a series of displays highlighting the diverse, eclectic and intriguing objects that we care for. Current displays include fishing, furs and typewriters!
  3. Holidays at the Seaside is a new semi-permanent exhibition that will delight locals and tourists alike. It brings back memories of camping holidays, Saturday afternoons at the Rollerdrome, and a diving for pennies off the jetty.
  4. Take the time to view two films about the history of Redcliffe: Fun in the Sun and Boats on the Bay.
  5. New shop featuring unique arts and crafts by local artisans

Head to the Redcliffe Museum this weekend and share your experience #visitmoretonbayregion

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