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
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.
Min/Max Group Size:
10 to 30
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.