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!
We’ve run out of room where we are in Condies Arcade and the building is going to be renovated so we’ve had to shift everything into storage. Compulsory closure of the museum in March due to COVID 19 has really knocked our income about and will make it hard to afford the move. Thankfully Gympie Regional Council has lent a hand and given us a storage shed to keep everything safe and sound for a while.
Moving everything into storage on Saturday was a walk in the park. We had plenty of help from the crew at Bendigo Bank and the Friends of the Museum who really put their back into it.
We’re not looking for a shoulder to cry on,
but we do need a hand! We have the opportunity to move to the historic Surface Hill Church just up the road on Channon Street.
It’s a really special building built in 1890 that will give us more parking, more exposure, more room and more scope to run events. It will also open up the building to the public again after a long time and there are so many wonderful local stories of family events in the church to record and preserve before they are lost forever.
How you can Help It’s expensive to move and reset our exhibits in a new venue and COVID-19 has been a big setback for the museum. So we’ve started a GoFundMe fundraiser to help to cover the bond and setup expenses. After just one week we are already almost half way to our $6000 goal!
We know it’s a shocking time to be fundraising with everything going on, but please help any way you can. Every donation will help no matter how much you can give. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to our gorgeous little town. Please click through to GoFundMe to give us a hand!
We’re looking forward to a huge opening day celebration with free entry for all our lovely donors. You’ll officially be part of the skeleton crew so “come and see what you’ll look like later!”