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Month of ‘mystery madness’ at Sunshine Coast museums

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Month of ‘mystery madness’ at Sunshine Coast museums

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Mystery madness: there's a prize on offer for sharp observers at Sunshine Coast museums

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Sunshine Coast Council and Community museums have teamed up to offer a month of mystery madness.

Visit your local museum in September to test your powers of observation and complete a quiz for a chance to win a prize.

The quiz is now available to visitors at Buderim Pioneer Cottage, Landsborough Museum and Nambour Museum, adding an extra element of intrigue to the visitor experience.

Your observation skills will be put to the test as you search to fill in the missing gaps. It could be a name of a train, what was used to fuel stoves or finding phones that have no numbers – each museum’s quiz is different.

And the effort is worth it with a $100 Caloundra Regional Gallery Shop gift voucher up for grabs – to support local artisans.

All entrants will receive a free pocket magnifier to solve problems and discover the Sunshine Coast’s amazing heritage.

Skye Mulley and daughter Ariella check out the Museum Mystery Madness entry box.

Visitors can enter one or all three museum quizzes and become a Museum VIP with a discount card.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the initiative was a fabulously fun way to promote Sunshine Coast museums.

“These places have remarkable collections. Each time you visit, you see and experience something different,” Cr Baberowski said.

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“It could be as nostalgic as a toy steam train, romantic as an Edison Phonograph or as muscular as a cane train. No matter what it is, each display tells us something more about how our regional communities lived and progressed.

“The museums make for an exceptional low-cost day out during the school holidays and the quiz offers families a way to explore our incredible heritage in a fun, meaningful and even more rewarding way.”

The program runs throughout September until the end of the school holidays on October 3.

To find out about Sunshine Coast heritage sites, download the Discovery Guide or collect a copy from Sunshine Coast Council Libraries or Customer Contact Centres.

Buderim Pioneer Cottage

The cottage is an original historical house built around 1882. Now a museum, it remains a living piece of the local history filled with historical furniture, homewares, period decor, photographs, clothing and fascinating curios from our past.

Location: 5 Ballinger Crescent, Buderim.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am-3pm

Entry: Adults $5, Children $1

Landsborough Museum

The museum was established in 1976, is one of the largest community museums in South East Queensland. Rare collection pieces include three Dead Man’s Pennies and a working printing press. The museum features an exhibition space, research area, book shop and meeting room.

Location: 4 Maleny Street, Landsborough.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday and Sundays, 9am to 2.30pm

Entry: Adults $10, Children under 15 free

Nambour and District Historical Museum

Step back in time and experience life across the generations since the first settlers arrived in the area. The museum showcases the rich heritage of the local district, major industries such as sugar cane, telecommunications and health as well as many other facets of country life.

Location: 18 Mitchell Street, Nambour

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 10am–3pm

Entry: Adults $5, children $1

 

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