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

  What's in the foyer?

- The newly-tuned Grand Theatre piano

   is a long-awaited addition to the

   foyer. It has already produced a

   couple of Happy Birthdays and

   Christmas songs. 

   Looking for gifts?

-  Locally crafted items for sale:

    jewellery, soft toys, crocheted and

    knitted items, bags, quilts, table     

    runners, cards 

-  Beautiful Ashdene cups and trays for


-  Souvenirs

-  Pre-loved Books and Magazines


September 2020 Issue 120

- The Story of Bob Filby

- 75th Anniversary of Victory in the


- Pandemics

- A Peep into the Museum: Proserpine 

  Guardian Display

- Bush Telegraph

- Glen Isla Band and Proserpine



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

Visitors are NOT permitted if they:

- are experiencing flu-like symptoms;

- have been in close contact with a       

  person who has tested positive for     


- are awaiting the results of a test for


- have returned from international travel

  and failed to observe the government

  requirement to quarantine for 14 days

Additional conditions will apply in relation to physical distancing measures, good personal hand hygiene, footwear requirements, providing contact details, and visitor number restrictions as required by the Australian Government COVID-19 regulations.

Full conditions of entry are available at the Museum Entrance

Contact Us


198 Main Street,

Proserpine QLD 4800

E:   phms2@bigpond.com

Tel: (07) 4945 3969
Facebook: Proserpine Museum

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