The news of gold always travelled quickly around the world. The lure of untold riches brought men and women from all corners of the earth to try their luck at finding a fortune. Join Di on a journey back to the early days on the goldfield in Gympie Cemetery and hear the stories of Chinese miners, merchants and market gardeners who brought their skills and their cultural practices to Gympie in its infancy.
When: Saturday twilight 27 March 2021
Time: 4.30pm start
Cost: $10 per person, children under 16 free
Where: Gympie Cemetery – Corella Rd
Bring: Comfy shoes, bug spray, a torch, a chair if you want
Torchlight Tours are back! Our most popular event at the museum these self guided tours let you get up close and personal with the collection.
Discover the Gympie Bones after dark. Bring your torch and explore the exhibition with the lights out. Examine the bones and skulls up close, look into the corners and crannies of the cabinets and project your own shadow exhibition onto the walls and ceiling.
Online bookings are now open. Please choose a ticket type – Adult ($5), Child($5) or Adult accompanying children (free) and then choose an entry timeslot for each ticket.
We will be carefully managing the number of people in the building on the night. Ticket holders will be given priority, but this is the first time we are managing an event indoors under COVID restrictions so please be patient.
Join us for two guided walks with Di Woodstock through Gympie Cemetery this Halloween. First up at 5.30pm is full moon rising and the story of Halloween. Bring your camera to capture stunning moon photos over the cemetery before the history of Halloween is explored. Follow up with stories of mayhem and misadventure at 7pm. Don’t forget your torch!
One of the best things about Gympie is the way community comes together. We’ve always said we are looking for a hand up not a hand out so it’s wonderful to receive an invitation from Gympie Regional Gallery to deliver activities as part of their Holiday Fun series.
We’re proud to present 3 artistic twists on our regular workshops to be delivered by Daniel at the Gallery on Tuesday 21 January.
5 KINDS OF BONES with a twist = Bone Mandalas! Did you know that all animal bones can be sorted and classified into just five categories? Learn more about bones then use their shapes to make fabulous mandalas. For children 6 years and older. 10.00 am to 11.00 am 21 January $6 per person
MEET THE FLESH EATING BEETLES with a twist = paint the beetles on your arms! Check out our amazing beetle specimens in a tank and watch their behaviour. Learn their lifecycle and ask Daniel all your creepy crawly questions. Freak out your family – use face paints to create some little beetles running up your arm! For children 6 years and older. 11.30 am to 12.30 pm 21 January. $6 per person
MAGNIFY YOUR WORLD with a twist = become a crazy cross between an artist and a scientist! Discover what everyday objects look like up close with our microscopes and magnifiers. Bring some objects from home to check out i.e. feathers, leaves, sticks and just about anything small. You can also check out your clothes, your skin, your hair and even your ears! Make some drawings of your discoveries! For children 6 years and older. 1.30 pm to 2.30pm 21 January. $6 per person
Headstone symbology and meanings intrigue many people as they wander through Cemeteries.
Our Gympie Cemetery has many old headstones with beautiful carvings.
Come and join us as we wander through the twilight and learn the stories behind the carvings on a tour led by Gympie history aficionado Di Woodstock. Di has led cemetery walks for many years that focus on the families and personalities who have been laid to rest in there, but this series of talks focuses on the fascinating history of grave art and monumental masonry.
When: Friday twilight 7th Feb 2020
Time: 5.15pm for 5.30pm start
Cost: $10 per person 16 years and over; under 16 years free
Where: Gympie Cemetery – Duke St (Corella Rd)
Bring: Comfy shoes, bug spray, a torch if you want
Become a bone-afied bone ID expert at 5 Kinds Of Bones this school holidays!
Join Daniel from Gympie Bone Museum at 10.30am after holiday craft in the DIY Centre at Gympie Bunnings and learn the secrets of identifying a bone. We’ll get you boned up on the kinds of bones you might find on your outdoor adventures and then you can visit the museum collection in Mary St to practice your skills.