Pioneer Day and Bush Poets Breakfast 14 April 2024 8am to 2pm
Previous Family Days at Cooneana
Previous Family Fun Days
From Horses to Horsepower
Discover the history of travel and the reason we talk about vehicles having horsepower nowadays. When did we move from horse-drawn vehicles to roaring, racing cars? Why did it happen? What were the early versions of our motor transport?
See some vintage and custom cars, classic and vintage motorcycles, and find the answers when you visit Cooneana Heritage Centre on this special day. Ride the Heritage Bus and get a feel for how we rode into town before air conditioning and other improvements were made.
There will be stalls selling coffee, tea, candies, preserves and souvenirs. Tastes of Imbibis distillery products will be offered and the products will be for sale.
Ride the train with the family and check out all the displays on the way. See a Clydesdale horse and speak with West Bremer Radio on their outside broadcast.
Our Cooneana Blacksmiths will be hard at work. The Magician will try to trick you with his magic show. Visit the Genies to find out how to research your family history.
See the creative crafts of the Spinners, Weavers, Fibre Artisans of Ipswich and check out the old schoolroom and the doll display.
Make some craft items of your own to take home and to remember this day.
Adults $7.50 Children 4-12 years $5.00 Under 4 years free. Families of up to two adults and four children $25.00.
Tickets at the gate. Parking available.
The first Family Fun Day of 2023
Ipswich Galvanized Festival of Heritage Family Fun Day Sunday 11 September 9am to 2pm
What a day this was!
The Mini Crafters exhibit of an old Queenslander in the museum was fantastic and all the other activities were well patronized.
A Time of Courage Family Day 9am - 2pm 12 June 2022
One of our visitors, Kevin Williams, is an amateur photographer who took lots of shots at our A Time of Courage open day on 12 June. Kevin has provided us with a link to his photos for all to enjoy: