Museum reopens with exciting new exhibition

Published 9:00am 23 March 2022

Museum reopens with exciting new exhibition
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

The Pine Rivers Heritage Museum has reopened its doors to the public following six months of renovations. 

With the work now complete, Acting Mayor Jodie Shipway is hoping the community will head on down to see the changes, and take part in a new exhibition that is currently showing.

“It’s wonderful to have visitors streaming through the doors again, and the Minibeasts exhibition is the perfect way to kick things off, especially with the school holidays coming up," Cr Shipway says. 

“Old Petrie Town is such a unique and special part of our region, and the museum plays an important role in sharing and preserving its character and history.

“The museum is home to stacks of interesting and surprising exhibits, including one of the earliest kit homes made in the 1890s, an historic school classroom, artefacts discovered at the Camp Strathpine WWII military facility, and stories of the pioneering families of our region.

“The revamp of the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum is another great step forward in this beautiful part of our region, and I’m proud we’re able to honour the past as we look towards the future."

Museum reopens with exciting new exhibition

Learn about the hidden world of creepy crawlies

The Pine Rivers Heritage Museum has been overtaken by creepy crawlies as part of a new hands-on exhibition, which is sure to have the kids squirming. 

Titled Minibeasts, the exhibition explores and celebrates all things that creep, crawl, wriggle, squirm, buzz and flutter.

Kids of all ages, as well as their parents, can learn more about invertebrate such as beetles, spiders, worms, centipedes, bees, praying mantis and butterflies.

Kids will have the opportunity to get up close and personal to examine the creatures with magnifying glasses, get creative and make something unique to take home with them using natural materials, and even sit and observe a live insect display.

There is also a butterfly wing mural to snap some pictures with.

Museum reopens with exciting new exhibition

Head along 

It is free to attend, and no bookings are necessary.

The exhibition will run from now until Thursday, June 30.

The museum is located on Dayboro Rd, Whiteside, and open Wednesday through to Sunday, 10am-3pm.

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