Welcome to the Proserpine Historical Museum, three-time winner of the Whitsunday Heritage and Cultural Tourism Award and a Queensland Tourism Judges Commendation. The museum has also been inducted into the Whitsunday Tourism Hall of Fame.


The Society aims to collect and preserve the history of the Whitsunday region and its associated communities. The museum houses an extensive collection of printed materials, photographs and artefacts relating to the history of the area, from its first inhabitants the Juru, Gia, Bira and Ngaro people, to the early European pioneers and the post war settlers. A small theatre screens a selection of DVDs on local topics and famous identities.


The Museum is managed and maintained entirely by volunteers. 

The Foyer

  - The newly-tuned Grand Theatre

     piano is a long-awaited addition to

     the foyer. It has already produced

     some Happy Birthdays and

     Christmas songs. 

Looking for gifts?


-  Locally crafted items for sale:

    jewellery, soft toys, crocheted and

    knitted items, bags, table runners,


-  Beautiful Ashdene cups and trays

-  Souvenirs

-  Pre-loved Books, Magazines, CDs

   and DVDs

Museum Magazine

March 2021 Issue 122

- Alan Dufty rescues wagon

- Museum Opening 20 years ago

- Fausts Stage Coach Run

- Four Bridges

- All the way from Russia -Part 1

- From the pages of time




Like us on our Proserpine Museum Facebook page for more fascinating local history and photos.



with changed entry conditions for COVID-19

so we can be safe

Mon-Fri:  9am - 4pm

Closed Public Holidays


Other times available for groups of 10 or more by appointment

Adults     $6

Students $3

Contact Us


198 Main Street,

Proserpine QLD 4800

E:   phms2@bigpond.com

Tel: (07) 4945 3969
Facebook: Proserpine Museum