The Story Behind our Collection
The oldest item we have within the Village is a toffee cutting machine circa 1802 that was donated to Village when the Society first started. Our collection consists of 110,000 items and is continually monitored for suitability for our displays.
The Village’s collection of cars and trucks is quite large and if the tractor collection is included we have over 73 units in total. We are lucky enough to have over 70 buildings, 40 of which are of historical significance and relate to our local area. With the original Caboolture Council Chambers, complete with some of the original furniture, the first Caboolture Hospital, and Glenowen, an example of how the upper class lived in the Caboolture, together with churches, the police station and original railway stations we provide a very rare snapshot of how people lived in years gone by.
The 11th Lighthorse museum is another building that we are immensely proud of and if you thought pigeons were not interesting a visit to the Feather Club building would certainly change that perception. The Maritime Museum is another favourite with the models of the ships of the First Fleet on display. A look at the Pioneer Cottage will truly show how hard it was for the pioneers of our area and it was a hardship replicated throughout Australia.