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60 Smith Street
Cleveland 
Qld 4163
07 3286 3494

KIDS AND FAMILIES

Watch your children explore and have fun learning how people lived, worked and played in the past

Helpful Information

The Museum has the following facilities available:

Pushchair and wheelchair friendly

Baby change facility

Children’s play area and activity table

Comfortable seating

Air-conditioned wing

Wonderful things for kids to see and do

Marvel at unusual toys from the past.

Play with our interactive model railway.

Wind the handle and make calls on 100 year old telephones.

See our collection of 100 dolls in handmade costumes.

Climb aboard and ‘drive’ the Redlander railmotor.  Yes, it’s a real train!

See how children learned at school in the past.

See the stunning wall murals of strawberry fields, tree logging of 150 years ago, and a 1940’s local garage with a big red car on the hoist

School Holiday Workshops

Our popular School Holiday Activity Workshops are held days a week during the April, June and  September school holidays.

Kids and families have fun creating items such as Rocket launchers, Rubberband driven boats, 3D Solar Systems, Glow in the Dark carry bags and Beaded and Feathered hair extensions to name but a few.

Upcoming Events for Kids and Families

Rainforest - Find and Seek

2024 June July School Holiday Activity

24 June – 5 July 2024
Discover hidden animals, reptiles, and plants in our hand-crafted, textile Rainforest Display. Enjoy our fun activity booklet to record all your answers! Located in the Toy Hall of Fame Toy Hall of Fame General admission applies.

Museum Flag Trail

2024 June July School Holiday Activity

24 June – 5 July 2024
Museum Flag Trail Find the world flags around the Museum and record in your personalised passport. Answer all the questions and present on exit and earn a prize! General entry to the Museum applies.

Dolly Pegs Free Kids Craft

2024 June School Holiday Activity

24 – 28 June 2024
10.00am – 2.00pm Create your own Dolly and Soldier Pegs just like kids did in the old days! Use dolly pegs, fabrics, and various bits and pieces to craft your unique dolls or soldiers. Don’t forget to visit the laundry display. How many dolly pegs can you see on the line? Small entry fee to Museum applies for all adults, supervision required No bookings required.

Hand Dot Painting Kids Free Craft

2024 July School Holiday Activity

4 – 5 July 2024
10.00am – 2.00pm Celebrate NAIDOC Week by creating your unique dot painting artwork. Visit the Indigenous Display to explore traditional tools and hunting spears. Small entry fee to Museum applies for all adults, supervision required. No bookings required.

Switch on to Science

Celebrating National Science Week 2024

Monday 12 August 2024
Explore the Museum to discover the science that makes things work. Join our enthusiastic volunteers as they guide you through the workings of a wide variety of working vintage equipment, unravelling the scientific principles behind their operation. From Morse code to telegraph machines, from ancient telephones to crystal radio sets, there’s something to captivate the imagination of all ages. Prepare to be amazed as The Surfing Scientist Ruben Meerman returns to the Museum, showcasing captivating experiments with dry ice and liquid nitrogen.

2025 Redland Coast Hertiage and Harmony Fiesta

Muticultural and Hertiage Festival

Sunday 23 March 2025
Save the Date for 2025! Experience the Vibrancy of Redlands Coast Heritage & Harmony Fiesta Get ready for a day filled with excitement, culture, and community spirit at the Redlands Coast Heritage & Harmony Fiesta! Join us from 9 am to 3 pm at the picturesque Redland Museum for an unforgettable celebration of our rich heritage and diverse culture. Multicultural Entertainment Kids Corner Discover Local History Annual Event at Redland Museum