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See the video of our first ever raffle draw

As promised here is the curio raffle draw live from Gingers On Horseshoe one of our favourite corner shops here in Gympie! Huzzah!

As promised here is the curio raffle draw live from Gingers On Horseshoe one of our favourite corner shops here in Gympie! Huzzah!

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The Gympie Bone Museum has to move

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.

Director Rae Gate helps move the buffalo skeleton across the park
Director Rae Gate helps move the buffalo skeleton across the park

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. 

The skeleton crew were shoulder to shoulder on moving day at Gympie Bone Museum
The skeleton crew were shoulder to shoulder on moving day

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.

Historic Surface Hill Church on Channon Street Gympie
Gympie Bone Museum has the opportunity to move into the historic Surface Hill Church on Channon Street Gympie

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!

human skeleton sits in car seat with seatbelt on
Rodger the Lodger hitched a ride to the storage shed

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!”

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Everything’s coming up turtles at Gympie Bone Museum this week

taxidermy turtle

We’re all about the turtles at Gympie Bone Museum this week!

We’ve got loads of different types on loan from Qld Museum and none of them are locked away behind glass! If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with a turtle then this is your chance.

Turtle skulls are a lovely shape and really inviting to touch.

Send us your turtle selfies! Shall we do a competition for the best one???

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Gympie Bone Museum closed until 4 Feb 2020

That’s a wrap on What Lies Beneath, folks! It’s been a wonderful adventure in the octopuses garden. We’re closed for a week to clean up and recover. See you next Tuesday Feb 4 2020


Huge thanks to everyone who helped put it together, came in and supported the exhibition, including these amazing people who help us spread the word:
Play Back Gympie  All About Candy  Toyworld Gympie  Magicality Coco Blush  The Gympie Times  Dream Cakes By Dorita  Nicola Tizzard Mistress of Stitch Kris Janke Tipler & the #stitchin people Alba Aquaculture Farm  Aquatic Articulations  Jake McGowan  Gympie Gold Museum, Markets & Cafe  Zinc 96  Steve Bilko Bilokin  Rae Gate for Division 4 Gympie  Cooloola Bay Bulletin  Gympie Living  Gympie Regional Council  Colleen Miller for Div 3 in 2020  Dan 4 Gympie  Bunnings Gympie  Dianne Woodstock  Celebrate Gympie  Queensland Museum and especially to our group of incredible volunteers Dan, Trent, Daniel, Dani and Tim who run the museum every day and give such amazing experiences to our visitors. We get so many great reviews about them and we absolutely couldn’t do it without them!

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The Ravenous Reptiles are coming

Have you ever wondered what makes reptiles tick?

Do you think there is more to the scales on these amazing creatures then meets the eye?

Coming to Gympie Bone Museum this school holidays is a glimpse into the lives of reptiles both native and intercontinental, ancient and modern and the adaptations they’ve used to survive for 350 million years.

Featuring crocodiles, goannas, frillneck lizards and Gila monsters to name a few, this exhibition includes select pieces on loan from the Queensland Museum.

The Gympie Bone Museum located in Condies Arcade at 163 Mary Street is hosting Ravenous Reptiles, a unique experience for kids and adults of all ages from 21st September to October 5th. Entry is a gold coin donation per person.

Feel free to check out our Facebook page for workshops and special events or get in touch for more info. facebook.com/gympiebones

Gympie Bone Museum is Australia’s first and only museum dedicated to the science and art of modern bones and skeletons. Open 10am – 3pm or after hours by appointment.

Gympie Bone Museum – come and see what you’ll look like later!

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Introducing our new freight sponsors: Fastway Couriers Sunshine Coast

fastway couriers sponsors of the gympie bone museum

Regular visitors to the museum will know that we always have items on loan from the Queensland Museum. This helps us keep the displays fresh and interesting while we are making new ones in the background. It also lets us display native animal specimens which have special and expensive licensing requirements.

We are thrilled to announce that John and Ann from Fastway Couriers Sunshine Coast depot have sponsored the cost of transport for 50 boxes.  This is a huge hand up for the museum.  The savings we have made on freight can now go towards building more skeletons for the permanent collection.  With same day service to Brisbane and comprehensive online tracking capability we can be confident that the delicate museum specimens are in safe and capable hands.

If you happen to see our Gympie courier, Darryl, out and about in his bright blue Fastway shirt then give him a thumbs up.  He does a great job in all kinds of weather and takes good care of our delicate freight.

Thank you, John and Ann! Generous people like yourselves are the very backbone of the the Gympie Bone Museum.

fastway couriers sponsors of the gympie bone museum

 

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Science in the Pub

 

Not all superheroes where capes – some of them wear fur coats!

Join us on the verandah for a conversation with Natalie Dowling and detection dog Maya from the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Detection Dogs for Conservation program. Natalie will disuss the innovative koala research programme that trains and employs dogs to be science superheroes. The dogs are trained to sniff out the scat of koalas so the humans can collect it and study it to secure the long term future of koala populations without disturbing the koalas. Dogs and poo – it’s a match! The dogs have sniffed their way through significant portions of Gympie and the Sunshine Coast and have contributed to the mapping of koala populations to secure the future of this unique but threatened species.

This is a free event. We just ask you to register to help us plan for catering. Drinks available at the bar.

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EXTENDED! Skeleton Articulation and Adornment on until 10 August


Good news, Skeleton Crew! The Gympie Bone Museum art show at The quARTz HuB has been extended due to popular demand. The show will now be closing next Thursday 10 August. This will be your last chance to see the exhibit in this format. The last Torchlight Tour will be held on Wednesday the 9th from 5.30 – 7.30pm. Other than that we have no private bookings for the coming week so if you’d like to rent the exhibition to host a private function it is available. Don’t forget that the artwork is for sale so you can take home a piece of history – this is the first exhibition from the first dedicated bone museum in Australia. Certain pieces are also available for touring so if you’d like to host them in your local gallery or public venue then please get in touch. Finally, National Science Week is coming up 12-20 August and if you’ve got a boney idea you’d like to put into action then we’re all ears. Let’s do something brilliant together!