With a rich history dating back to the early 1800s Toowoomba has a fascinating past with many locations of historical importance. Take a step back in time and discover the history and heritage of Toowoomba …
Part of the Queensland Museum Network and home to the National Carriage Collection, Cobb+Co Museum offers a variety of exhibits, interactive displays, heritage trade workshops and kids play areas. For operating hours and more information visit Cobb+Co museum.
The Empire Theatre
Visit the heritage listed art deco Empire Theatre with one of the tour options available.
The Whistle Stop Tour will give you a brief but in-depth glimpse of the history and workings of the theatre with the opportunity to stand on the iconic stage.
The Empire Explorer tour is for groups of 15+ and delivers a 90minute tour of the history, architectural features and takes a look backstage. For further details visit The Empire Theatre.
Self-Guided Historic Walks
Embark on one of the interesting self-guided historic walking tours of Toowoomba with eight to choose from including;Cultural and Legal Precinct historic walk – Toowoomba CBD, Queens Park and surrounds, Caledonian Estate historic walk, Mort Estate historic walk and Russell Street historic walk. For further details and maps visit Toowoomba Region website.
Royal Bulls Head Inn
Take a fascinating glimpse into what life was like in the Toowoomba region in the 19th century. The Inn was built by an ex-convict in 1895 and today you can discover rooms that look as through their nineteenth-century occupants never left, view the utensils in the old kitchen, as well as other artefacts from 150 years ago. They even host a monthly paranormal evenings event for those interested in a Toowoomba ghost tour! Visit the National Trust Queensland website for operating hours, entry fees and more details.
Heritage Listed Toowoomba Churches
Explore the beautiful historic churches of the Toowoomba region, each with it’s own unique glimpse into the spiritual history of the region. There are six churches listed on the State Heritage Register that you can visit. Find out more.
Some other great options of historical significance and education in and around Toowoomba include:
- Australian Army Flying Museum
- DownsSteam Tourist Railway and Museum
- Gummingurru ceremonial site
- Rudd’s Pub
- Toowoomba Railway Station
- Spring Bluff Railway Station
- Muntapa Rail Tunnel
- Munro Tramway
- Sister Kenny Memorial
- Steele Rudd Hutt
- Crows Nest Museum and Historical Village
- Highfields Pioneer Village
Discover the history and heritage of the Toowoomba region from your central accommodation staying at Potter’s Hotel Toowoomba!
Image: Cobb+Co Museum courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.