Ipswich Historical Society

Guided Museum Tour

At Cooneana Heritage Centre you will find a unique homestead built in 1868 together with many displays that show aspects of the varied history of Ipswich and surrounds.

Coal mines were a huge employer in the town’s early and recent history. Cooneana is the only museum in Ipswich displaying coal mining equipment, Mines Safety Brigade equipment and a selection of stories and artefacts from the industry. Some of our tour guides worked at Box Flat mine when it exploded in 1972.


  • Spinners and weavers at work
  • Blacksmith’s forge built to the design of a historical forge
  • The Ipswich Genealogical Society is located at Cooneana Heritage
  • Historical Motorcycle Club of Queensland – Ipswich District

Tour Details

New $150 to $650 rebate for Groups visiting Ipswich:
Ipswich City Council has launched a new rebate program, which provides a financial incentive for groups (tour companies, schools, Probus, corporate) of 10 or more paid participants visiting the heritage City of Ipswich. Click here to learn more.

Availability / Opening Hours:

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 12noon.

Tour Duration:

90 minutes

Min/Max Group Size:

10 to 30

Pricing Information:

Adults: $5.50
Children (under 12): Free

Prices valid to 27 June 2020.

Morning tea can be arranged at an additional cost.

Special Conditions / Additional Information:

At least two weeks notice required for large groups. Email [email protected] to book. Bookings confirmed by email.

Closed toe flat shoes recommended as walking between buildings is necessary.

A hat and a bottle of water are recommended in the summer.

Other Group Experiences Available:

Bookings and Information Contact:

Maxine Jones
Phone: (07) 3282 0358
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.ipswichhistoricalsociety.com

Ipswich Historical Society