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Gold Coast history and heritage

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Community museums and local history groups

Gold Coast museums and history groups

Many community museums and local history groups operate on the Gold Coast, offering a variety of insights into Gold Coast life from early settlement to current times.

We hope that the following list will assist you with getting connected.

Gold Coast Historical Society Inc.

Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum

  • Where: Mudgeeraba Heritage Centre, 238 Mudgeeraba Road (cnr Scullen Street, Mudgeeraba)
  • When: Sundays, 10am – 2pm
  • Cost: $5 for adults (children free on Sundays) 
  • Contact: Anne Panitz or Joan Rudd (President)
  • Phone: 07 5596 3165, 0407 694 653, or 07 5578 1424
  • Email: apanitz@onthenet.com.au
  • Website: www.gchheritagemuseum.org.au

Gold Coast Family History Society

  • Where: Rm 3, Bicentennial Building, 833 Nerang-Southport Road, Nerang
  • When: Tuesday/Wednesday, 9.30am – 2.30pm; Thursday 11am – 8.30pm; Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm
  • Contact: The Secretary, PO Box 2763, SOUTHPORT QLD 4215
  • Phone: 07 5582 8855
  • Email: info@goldcoastfhs.org.au
  • Website: www.goldcoastfhs.org.au

Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame

Gold Coast Australia Day Foundation and Heritage Voice

  • Contact: The President, GCADG, PO Box 448 NERANG QLD 4211
  • Phone: 0438 405 686
  • Email: rdgenmix@bigpond.com

FamilySearch (The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints)

  • Where: 20 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Mount Nathan
  • When: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am – 2pm; Thursday 6pm– 8pm
  • Phone: 07 5596 7591
  • Website: www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

14th Light Horse & National Servicemen Assoc. Museum

  • Where: 3 Worongary Road, Worongary (adjacent to Mudgeeraba Showground)
  • When: Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays, 10.30am – 2.30pm or by appointment
  • Cost: Donation
  • Contact: Mr Peter McLaughlin
  • Phone: 07 5525 3079 or 0407 119 569

South Coast Restoration Society

Southport Military Museum

  • Where: QLD Naval Brigade Drill Hall, Owen Park, 201 Queen Street, Southport
  • When: Every second month, on the first Sunday of that month, 11am – 2pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: 0437 732 575
  • Email: shinerwright50@iprimus.com.au

St. Hilda’s School archives

Surf World Museum

Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Museum

  • Where: Cnr Martens Street and Plantation Road, Beenleigh
  • When: Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm
  • Phone: 07 3807 1655 or 07 3807 6229
  • Email: admin@yugambeh.com
  • Website: www.yugambeh.com

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