The Redcliffe Museum
Take a trip to the Peninsula on the Northside of Brisbane and visit the little-known Redcliffe Museum to educate your Brisbane Kids (and yourself) about the history that forms the backbone of the local area.
It is here you can discover the details of the European Settlement, Indigenous culture and maritime history of Redcliffe and its surrounds. The unique theatrette, IMAGINARIUM and the temporary and permanent displays and exhibitions showcase the story of the Peninsula in a thought-provoking and fascinating manner which will captivate both youngsters and adults.
Things to See and Do at the Redcliffe Museum
Explore Redcliffe Museum
You can choose to wander around the exhibitions at your own pace, or if you want to engage the children (whilst you are reading up on the history of the area), grab a treasure hunt list from the desk and watch them explore the museum looking for the various objects listed. Once completed and all items have been ticked off, take it back to the desk where the friendly volunteers will gladly give you a sticker!
Looking back at large range of memorabilia from days gone by is a great conversation starter. Reminisce with your Brisbane Kids about how things were done in the ‘olden days’. They will be amazed, and perhaps shocked, to see how the washing was done and the lawns mowed before mechanical washing machines and lawnmowers were invented!!
Spend time in the IMAGINARIUM
The highlight of the museum for the little ones has to be the IMAGINARIUM. A designated kid’s space within the museum where children can explore, see, learn and create. There is always art and craft activities set up in this area, which tie in with the current displays. The theme of this area changes periodically.
Visit the museum shop
As you are leaving the museum, take a look at the museum shop, where you can purchase a variety of historical books, DVD’s, giftware, toys and souvenirs.
The Redcliffe Museum is well catered for those with special needs. There is ramped access to the museum and once inside there is plenty of space to get about and manoeuvre. There are also accessible toilets and baby changing facilities within the museum.
Term time activities
At the time of this article being written, the museum is offering “Term time tots” which is a free program for children under 5 years old and their families. Children have the opportunity to explore different concepts using hands-on art and crafts.
Planning your visit
Escape the heat in the fully air-conditioned Redcliffe Museum. Alternatively, a trip to this museum is a great ‘rainy day activity.’ The museum is located between two park areas, so pack a picnic and snack under the shade of the surrounding trees. The kids can also expend some energy running around the grassed areas. There is ample free, off-street parking as well as nearby public transport options and there are a lot of things to do in Redcliffe for kids if you plan to make a day of it.
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm and is closed on Public Holidays. Entry is FREE.
You can find the Redcliffe Museum at 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe.
Phone: 07) 3883 1898
Email: [email protected]