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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 Theatrette


Spend some relaxing time watching a DVD in the 'Eldorado Theatrette'. Some of the available titles include:

- The Journey of the Jellybean (sugar

   processing, suitable for children)

- Last Plane Out of Berlin (the story

   of Sidney Cotton)

- Crocodiles

- Airlie Beach 1970s

The Foyer Shop

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

December 2023 Issue 133

- Proserpine turns 150 years

- Proserpine Timeline: 1873-2023

- Centenary of Completion of Mackay -

   Proserpine Railway Link

- Gunyarra Connection: Margaret

   Newman (nee Ward) turns 100 years       old  

- 150 Years of Sport in Proserpine

- 70 Years of Blue Care

- Christmas Message 


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


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


Tel: (07) 4945 3969
Facebook: Proserpine Museum

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