60 SMITH STREET,  CLEVELAND   QLD  4613     (07) 3286 3494

FUNDRAISING

Welcome to our fund-raising opportunities for giving to the Redland Museum.

Collections are expensive to conserve, restore and house. We would greatly appreciate your support to help us grow our collection, restore historic items and introduce new ways of displaying them.

We are a community based, not-for-profit organisation therefore all donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

Support What We Do

We Need Your Support

Your donation will help us to develop and conserve a quality collection of the cultural history of the Redland Community, and to create interesting displays that can be enjoyed by the Redlands community, and our visitors.

Donate using the form on the right  ⇒

1900 Garrettt Steam Engine Display – Target $3,500

About Our Garrett Steam Engine

Our Garrett Steam Engine is 122 years old, and is spectacular to watch when operating. While it’s still capable of operating under steam this is becoming more and more impractical, because:

  • It needs to be inspected and certified annually.
  • We are running out of qualified boiler operators in our volunteer pool.
  • Firing up the engine involves many hours of hard work to clean and put it away.
  • There are safety concerns running the engine under steam pressure, especially as it gets older.


Our goal is to set our Garrett steam engine up in a permanent display. It will have a safety fence around it to keep little hands out of the working parts, and the engine will be connected to a hidden electric motor. Visitors could then press a timer button which would make the engine appear to run for a couple of minutes so they could appreciate the complexity of the moving parts.

Most of the work could be done by our volunteers, but parts and materials would cost $3,500.

Donate using the form on the right  ⇒

Make a Bequest

If you would like to make a bequest to Redland Museum from your estate, these words should be added to your will: (Feel free to copy the following)

I bequeath [the whole / a percentage / something specific / residue] of my estate to Redland Museum Incorporated of 60 Smith Street, Cleveland QLD 4163 for purposes that it shall determine, and this bequest will be free from all duties. The receipt of this bequest by any authorised officer of Redland Museum shall form valid discharge to my executor.

Unsure about what to do? If you would like to talk to someone from the Museum about donating, please phone 07 3286 3494 or email your request to admin@redlandmuseum.org.au