Where is it: Old Petrie Town, Whiteside
What's it all about: A day for the steam engine restorers to show off all their hard work!
How can I join in: Just head out to Old Petrie Town with a gold coin donation and be amazed at some of these spectacular pieces of machinery!
Tell me more: This little event took us a little by surprise as we didn't think that we would enjoy it as much as we did! It's always an interesting visit out to Old Petrie Town, but the prospect of seeing a display of vintage stationary engines and a parade of amazing steam powered rollers and tractors and we had to get out to see it! There's more on offer as well with vintage bus rides, machinery displays, jumping castles for the kids plus all the regular attractions from Old Petrie Town - one our favourites was the steam museum which has some huge working engines that you can't help but be impressed by! Sunday at the Steam Fair has the added attraction of the markets, so you'll definitely have an enjoyable day out!
Where is it: Old Petrie Town, about an hour's drive north of Brisbane CBD
What's it all about: A nice and quiet little heritage museum that’s great for kids and adults of all ages!
How can I join in: Come along anytime or check their website to see what special programs and exhibitions they have on!
Tell me more: Set amongst the fascinating village of Old Petrie Town, with its multitude of old colonial buildings, you will find the Pine Rivers Museum - a great idea to get the kids connected to the region's heritage! The museum hosts a number of permanent exhibitions as well as special programs and the exhibits are always well presented and fascinating! Our little guys loved seeing the old toys on display - it's amazing to think that these old toys still attract the youngsters - even today with all the technology on offer today, kids just want to be kids and will find entertainment in anything! It's a really worthwhile visit out to Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, even better when you plan your visit to catch one of the special programs!
Amenities: Full amenities on offer - a little café as well! 👍👍👍👍
Cost: Free! 👍👍👍👍
Parking: Plenty of free on-site parking! 👍👍👍👍
Access: Good access for both pram and wheelchair! 👍👍👍
Entertainment: The special programs are great, and the museum has something for everyone! 👍👍👍
Best for: All ages! 👍👍👍👍
Wildlife: Not too much to see here! 👍👍
Summary: A nice little museum that's well worth a visit. The fact that it's within Old Petrie Town is an added bonus as you can take in the sights of the old buildings as well! 👍👍👍
Hints: Check the website for special programs and opening times!
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