The museum will be a multi-purpose facility offering a bone and skull museum, research opportunities for postgraduate university students, skeleton and skull cleaning service for other museums and trophy hunters, art classes, specimen preparation, teacher professional development and a venue for touring museum collections, meetings, events and school excursions.


Gold coin donation per person

Opening Hours

Term Time

Tuesday – Friday: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Saturday: 9.00am – 12.00pm

School Holidays

What Lies Beneath Summer Exhibition

14 December 2019 – 24 January 2020

Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Public Holidays

Australia Day: CLOSED

Easter: CLOSED

Anzac Day: CLOSED

Gympie Show Holiday: CLOSED

Labour Day: CLOSED

Gympie Music Muster Weekend: CLOSED

Queens Birthday: CLOSED

Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day: CLOSED

Board of Directors

Jaimie Cook & Debra Cook – Dissection Connection biological specimen supplies & Rockhoundz geology specimen supplies.  Our professional background is in science education and research and our current businesses supply schools, universities and medical training facilities. 

 John Cartwright – Power & Cartwright Solicitors with over 20 years experience as a solicitor.  Chairperson of the St Patrick’s Primary School Board. 

Rae Gate – Chair of Gympie & District Community Bank Branch – Bendigo Bank, Former Gympie Regional Councillor, has strong links with many community groups in the Gympie Region.

Former Directors

We are grateful for the support of our former directors who have been instrumental in bringing the project to life from just the bare bones of an idea.

Ben Ellingsen – Ellingsen Partners Accountants.  Ben has 6 years experience as President of Gympie Chamber of Commerce, is currently a member of the Cooinda Aged Care Centre and Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett committees and treasurer of Cooloola Christian College Ltd.

Jack Cole – Media Loco property development and Rio Tinto Superintendant of Operations and Maintenance.  Jack is a builder and also knows how to move large, heavy and difficult cargo around the world.

Kaye Silich – Media Loco property development and founder of the Rainbow Beach Spring Festival. Kaye’s strength lies in her event co-ordination and community development skills.