According to TripAdvisor, visiting the Bribie Island Seaside Museum is the number one rated “thing to do” on Bribie Island.
Considering how fantastic the beach is, it’s clear that this is a pretty big claim.
But when you experience the museum for yourself, we’re pretty sure you’ll agree that it’s a place worth visiting for locals and holiday makers alike!
Open from 10:00 am Tuesday to Sunday each week, the museum’s exhibits delve into the history, art, culture and environment of Bribie Island. With friendly staff, regular guided tours and fascinating displays, it’s quickly become a favourite destination since it opened in May 2010.
Bribie Island Seaside Museum is located in a park overlooking the Pumicestone Passage. Thanks to its location, it provides the perfect opportunity to follow your visit with a picnic or even a leisurely swim.
One popular display documents Matthew Flinders’ 1799 expedition and his relationship with Bribie Island. Flinders was the first European explorer to land on the island, where he and his crew were greeted by local aboriginal people who… Well, we won’t spoil the rest of the story for you. You can find out more at the museum!
War Time Bribie
Another interesting display examines Bribe Island’s war-time role as one of the Australian outposts in the Pacific War. Explore the wartime presence of the US army and learn about the story of this little-known aspect of World War II.
Artist Ian Fairweather spent plenty of time painting on Bribie Island and the museum is host to a collection of his paintings. Discover how he blended Western and Eastern influences to create beautiful masterpieces enjoyed by museum visitors today.
Fish and Fishing
For keen fishermen and fisherwomen, you can’t look past the fish collection, which includes specimens from over 100 years ago. The collection is housed in a purpose-built display and is a popular attraction for anglers young and old alike.
For the Kids
Speaking of the young, the GAME (Gallery and Museum Explorers) program, Kids’ Table and other children-friendly activities and displays ensure that the museum is a great place to bring the grandkids. Educational and fun – what better combination could there be?