Childers Museums what awesome fun for kids?! We’re slowly working our way around and having our Wide Bay Kids road test each of the museums in Childers.
This week we headed to the Childers Historical Complex. What can I say……this places lead us on a great adventure. No matter what age your kids are they will love climbing all over the big trains and exploring them. Kids from about the age of 5 will enjoy interacting with the olden things in the other exhibits. You can read all about our adventure here.
In the meantime, until we have reviewed each of the museums, here is some information we have put together on them. If you have been to any let us know what your family thought in the comments below.
Paragon Theatre Tours
The Paragon Theatre is a simply stunning building rich in history and something you have to see to believe. The owner, Merissa Craft, together with her grandparents have collectively owned the property for more than 50 years. We popped into the Paragon a few weeks back to say high to Merissa after we’d been to the Russo Nature Park for the morning…….our Wide Bay Kids were absolutely fascinated with the building and kept wanting to explore.
We are super excited to hear that Merissa will commence full ‘behind the scenes’ tours of this state heritage listed entertainment venue every Saturday morning starting this weekend April 2. Tours will commence at 10am, cost $15 per person and last for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Your tour ticket will also include a Paragon Theatre postcard to take home and a drink of your choice from the theatre’s espresso bar.
The Paragon Theatre is located at 75 Churchill Street, Childers. The expresso bar located in the foyer of the theatre is open 7 days | Monday to Friday 6:45am to 2:30pm | Weekends 6:45am to 4pm.
Old Pharmacy Museum
The Old Pharmacy Museum is overflowing with pharmaceutical displays and early medicines from the last century. Discover the medicinal marvels, mineral ingredients, rare specimens, and mysterious potions of the 1890’s and beyond with a self-guided tour of this fascinating attraction.
See one of Australia’s largest collections of early pharmaceutical history, including original dental, pharmacy and photographic equipment, specimen jars and medicine bottles, medicine books and a unique interpretation of the early development of Australian pharmaceutical practice.
The Old Pharmacy is located at 90 Churchill St, Childers. Open Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm | Saturday 9am – 1pm |
The Childers Historical Complex
The Childers Historical Complex is located in Taylor Street. It hosts 2 great trains, a cottage, school house and a general store jam packed with lots of ‘olden days’ stuff to explore. You can read all about what our Wide Bay Kids thought of the Childers Historical Complex here.
The Complex is located in Taylor Street, Childers. Open 9am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday. Admission $3 adults | Kids free.
Bakers Military Memorabilia Museum
Bakers Military Memorabilia Museum in Ashby Lane is noted as one of the best displays of military memorabilia outside of the Canberra war memorial. The collection also includes countless items associated with various emergency services including police, ambulance, and nurses. Our Wide Bay Kids have not visited here yet but it is on our to do list. I was lucky enough to have a quick tour of this Museum which I have to say is chock-a-block full of not only military and emergency services memorabilia but also has a great olden days section.
Bakers Military Memorabilia Museum is located in Ashby Lane, Childers. Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 2pm. Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am – 12 noon. Admission $5 Adults | Kids $3.