Monday to Sunday: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Last Entry 3:00pm

Rotary Heritage Library: Tuesday - Friday
10:30am to 1:00pm
Adults: $7.00
Concession: $5.00
Children: $2.00
Family Pass: $15.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

Heritage & Harmony Fiesta

Redland Museum have joined with WeR1 for its second year celebrating Redlands rich and diverse multicultural community with a fun packed program including;

music, dance, kids’ train ride, story corner & crafts.

Redlands history will come to life with the heritage displays inside of the museum, and period costumed characters.

Entertainment on the large out door stage will include see link to program below for times

  • Baysamba - Rhythm & Tribal drums
  • Ruby Phoenix Tribe - Belly dancers
  • Heilani Entertainers - Polynesian dancers
  • Indigenous Aboriginal Didgeridoo player
  • Dance Kaleidoscope - Sword & English folk dancers
  • Here's to Life - Variety of around the world dances
  • Dukes of Uke - Ukulele
  • we will also have local Jnr school choirs perform on stage.

Join the fun and enjoy the land train that will take passengers around the grounds of the museum, you may even see Our special Spanish overseas guest around the grounds, don't for get to say Hola!!!!

WeR1 Multi Cultural group will be offering some delicious International food & beverages to purchase, so why not bring the family and enjoy this wonderful day out.


Click here to register for this FREE event!

Click here to view & download the program.

Thursday 2nd May - History Behind the Horseshoe - Presented by Peter Ludlow

The history and maintenance of Peel Island – 2019 update in which Peter highlights Peel Island’s history and its future when placed under the full control of the Quandamooka People. Peter Ludlow, a pharmacist and historian, is the author of many publications. In addition to his Moreton Bay researches, he has written works including the history of Brisbane’s Mater Hospital pharmacy, Queensland’s German connections and the history of the Port of Brisbane. He has written a book for the Museum of Brisbane’s exhibition ‘The Many Lives of Moreton Bay’ and for the Cleveland Library, ‘World War 1 Heroes of the Redlands’. Another project has been the collection of all his writings about Peel Island’s Quarantine Station and Lazaret.

Thursday 9th May - Bohemia – A Family Odyssey- Presented by Rick Thomason

Rick touches on three generations of the artistic and compassionate Agnew family who were associated with Dunwich and the Benevolent Asylum. Rick Thomason OAM, has since 2000 been Exhibitions Officer at Redland Museum, curating exhibitions at two monthly intervals. These include major exhibitions relating to the history of the Redlands and its prominent characters. The exhibition ‘Bohemia – A Family Odyssey’ in collaboration with North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum presented in 2017 is the subject of this lecture.

Thursday 16th May - Migration to the Redlands - Presented by Jessica Stroja

Discover the role of the Redlands in post-war migration. What did this mean for our area and where is the Redlands situated within the broader Australian post-war narrative? Jessica Stroja, Resident Historian and Pianist at Historic Ormiston House is a PhD Candidate at Griffith University. Her research surrounds migration caused by conflict and the effects of wartime experiences. She maintains a strong interest in museums and local history and their relevance within the surrounding landscape.

CLICK HERE to access our calendar & select the talk/s you wish to attend! For phone bookings please call the museum on 3286 3494!

About the Play - A true story of Eliza Davis, an Irish woman who was to be hanged for the alleged murder of her baby till her sentence was commuted to life in Van Diemen’s Land. After the death of her son in Ireland, she arrived in Australia in 1845. Unable to read or write, she nevertheless proved to be a resilient woman. who made a decent and useful life for herself and the nine children she gave birth to in this country.

A Bonnet for Eliza is a spirited musical journey based on facts researched by Gail Mulhern who is the great great granddaughter of Eliza.

Celebrating National Trust Australia
2019 Australian Heritage Festival

Ticket price is $20 per person

Evening Performance -  Friday 17th May at 6:30 pm
At our evening performance, you will receive a complimentary glass of wine and have the option of purchasing savoury sharing platters, served before the play. There will be a cash bar to purchase drinks. Click Here to book your ticket to our evening performance and order your platter!

Matinee Performance - Sunday 19th May at 2 pm
At our matinee performance, you will receive a Devonshire tea before the play, the cost of which is included in the ticket price. Click Here to book your ticket to our Matinee performance.

The theatre is air-conditioned for your comfort!

Redland Museum once again has some fun activities to entertain the young ones (and young at heart) during the Easter school holidays.

Children will get in touch with nature, create and decorate some wonderful things. You will be amazed at what you can create from nature's warehouse. A different activity each day (Tuesday to Thursday) each week of the holidays!

Don't miss these great holiday activities for parents, grandparents, and kids of all ages, come and visit the museum these school holidays and enjoy not only the exhibition but all the wonders the museum has on offer including the Australian Toy Hall of Fame. 

Book your spot today by clicking here to access our calendar and select the day/s you wish to attend! You can also book over the phone by calling the museum on 3286 3494!

Cost: Children $4 (Includes entry and activity); Adults $7; Concession $5; Members - Free Entry; Additional Activity: $2

Latest Exhibition
Ex Nostra Bibliotheca

The exhibition, ‘Ex Nostra Bibliotheca’, at the Redland Museum during January and February, will reveal fascinating items from the Museum’s newly created Rotary Heritage Library. The Rotary Clubs of the Redlands provided the funding to fit out the Library. The exhibition will include books, publications and documents and a miscellany of fascinating documents of historical significance. The exhibition provides an opportunity for viewers to acquaint themselves with the Museum’s extensive collection that cannot always be displayed.

Among the items exhibited will be a diary handwritten by a warder from the St Helena Island Penal Institution, c1897. Also included is the 1716 St James Bible which belonged to Joseph Clark, Cleveland’s first squatter.
Mr Clark had a pastoral licence to run his cattle over most of the district in the 1850s. He built his homestead near what is now the Cleveland cemetery, raised a large family and took an enthusiastic interest in the spiritual life of the district.

Transcripts from Captain the Honourable Louis Hope’s journal of his voyage from England to Sydney in 1843, his travels in the Pacific, his property, ‘Hopetoun Station’ at Kilcoy and his collection of plant species gathered in South Africa and across the Pacific will be available for browsing. 

The personal album of William Eugene Finucane, after whom Finucane Road is named, is an important exhibit. This fascinating record includes his time at Cleveland House on Cleveland Point. In his obituary Mr Finucane is credited with having planted our iconic fig trees and the olive groves at St Helena, cultivated under his direction. 

The many and varied items in the exhibition will provide a glimpse into the heritage preserved in the Redland Museum.