Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum
Remembering our heritage
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At the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, expect the unexpected!

Students from St. Patricks College, Bundaberg

Excited students from St. Patricks College in Bundaberg holding medals.
More information about school visits!

Model plane

Scale models on show at the museum.

Piano music played at the museum

Visitors can enjoy tunes from
WWI right up to present day hits.
Request your favourites!
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The unusual, the quirky and eclectic are amongst 7,000 items of military and colonial memorabilia, which form displays of exceptional quality at the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum.

The museum houses a VC awarded to Lieutenant (later Major) Herbert James, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment for gallantry at Gully Ravine, Cape Helles, Gallipoli on 28th June and 3rd July 1915. It is one of only 39 VC's for the Gallipoli campaign and the only one in Australia outside the Australian War Memorial.

The museum has two of the most historically significant medal groups to Australian soldiers for the Vietnam War – 1964 to 1973.

The Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum provides a testament to not only those heroes who fought in distant lands to ensure our way of life and prosperity, but also those courageous and determined people who pioneered and progressed the Maryborough area for almost two centuries.


Display items range through the full spectrum of our military and colonial roots.



Displays at the museum
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Closed on public holidays
Museum News

• Museum Founder and Director, John Meyers, awarded OAM.

The Museum has the largest collection of original Boer War medals on display in Australia. Read all news!


Museum Events

• The 100th Anniversary of the beginning of WWI in 1914 and the Centenary of the Gallipoli landing in 1915....Read all events!


Museum Library

The detailed computer cataloguing system ensures that any of the more than 2,000 books can be found using the author's name, subject, family name or period.... About the library!

Museum library at work