A journey back in time can be a bit of fun and being able to do it in the middle of the City of Logan means it is accessible for all.
Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum is located at 205 Main Street Beenleigh and is filled with many interesting and historical items, vehicles, and buildings.
This collection of early Australian heritage is organised as a village which you walk through with access to many of the buildings. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of the old Beenleigh region for current and future generations.
There are twenty heritage buildings filled with original items used by those who lived in the 1860s and onward. The site features the old St. George Anglican Church, the Beenleigh Council Chambers, Willkie’s General Store, the old Dodge fire engines, family homes, the Loganholme One Teacher School, the Post Office and much more.
There are items on display from the wars that Australia has been involved in and as a self-guided tour, you can spend as much time as you like reading all the fascinating facts relating to all the items on display.
It is easy to spend many hours walking into the buildings and seeing what it was like to live in 1800s Beenleigh. For the young it can be a real eye opener and for anyone who wants to learn more about the city’s past, the village is worth a visit.
While there, the Tin Cup Café offers good old-fashioned home-baked treats, coffees, teas, and an affordable lunch selection. The café was the old Beenleigh Railway Station so you will be eating inside some history.
As well as the nice food, the café also features The Gallery in the corridor which displays some amazing local and professional artwork that can be viewed and purchased.
If you are only wanting to visit the café there is no admission fee however, if you wish to tour the village display sites you are required to pay a small entry fee at the Village Reception.
The Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum often hold exhibition days and celebrate the past with volunteers dressed in historic clothing and showing blacksmithing and the operation of old engines and wood cutting.
You can find out all about their event days on their website and Facebook pages.