Kingaroy Heritage Museum

Kingaroy's landmark Peanut Silos tower over the museum, creating a magnet for the visitor seeking information about these giants and the industry they symbolise. The museum's comprehensive collection includes machinery invented by locals out of a need to have implements to plant and harvest the peanuts. Along with photos and objects relating to the peole who founded the town and those who grew up under the shadow of the silos, the museum provides an experience of Kingaroy's significance in Australia's history.

Youngs Thresher, the first such machine to be designed and built in Australia

  • Winners of Fraser Coast South Burnett Tourism Award for Excellence 2006

Collections

The Museum's collection includes machinery used in local agriculture and the district's peanut industry. There is also a collection of tools used in trades such as carpentry, blacksmithing, dairying and the timber industry, as well as domestic and commercial items. The Museum also holds a large collection of photos and limited local archival records.