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Ipswich Historical Society Inc

1041 Redbank Plains Rd | New Chum, Ipswich, Queensland 4303, Australia
+61 407 655 317
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Can you imagine the local Council FUNDING this???

With what little cash they get it's great BUT REALITY IS It could be so great. There is a massive... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
Francis D
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Ipswich, Australia
Full of knowledge & beautiful property

Lots of love and attention to detail from several volunteer groups that make up this... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2017
KohaKitsch
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Ipswich, Australia
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If you’re into local history and traditional craftsmanship then put a visit to historic Cooneana Homestead on your itinerary. Home to the Ipswich Historical Society and Spinners & Weavers, Cooneana Heritage Centre houses historical photographs and artefacts and mining displays that reflect the rich and diverse history of Ipswich. Open on Thursdays and Thursdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm and on the second and fourth Sunday of each month, with the fourth Sunday having an interesting historical presentation.
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“coal mining” (3 reviews)
“mines” (4 reviews)
“restoration” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1041 Redbank Plains Rd | New Chum, Ipswich, Queensland 4303, Australia
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+61 407 655 317
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

With what little cash they get it's great BUT REALITY IS It could be so great. There is a massive Heritage in Ipswich. The Welsh Miners came. Names everywhere reflect the past in the people of today Llewellyn, Smiths, Sullivans on and on. It needs...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2017

Lots of love and attention to detail from several volunteer groups that make up this organisation. Spinners and Weavers and the Genealogical Society are bothed housed in vintage historical cottages relocated to this lovely property. For locals and visitors there are regular changing exhibitions, you...More

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margaret n, Public Relations Manager at Ipswich Historical Society Inc, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

Thank you for your generous and amazing review. We are open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 2.00 and also on the second and fourth Sunday of the month from 10.00 to 2.00. On the fourth Sunday we have an interesting presentation - come...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

We visited this museum in 2016. They have restored an old mine building on the site to increase the space for more historical items .The grounds have quite a few mining relics and the museum itself has a large display of items and articles to...More

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margaret n, Public Relations Manager at Ipswich Historical Society Inc, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

Thank you for your excellent review. We are open on Thursdays and Saturdays and also the second and fourth Sunday of each month. On the fourth Sunday, we have an interesting presentation for the cost of a gold coin.

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Reviewed December 25, 2016

Great to take a family on an outing, this would be one of the best museums to do with Ipswich`s past in the coal mining days

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margaret n, Public Relations Manager at Ipswich Historical Society Inc, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Yes, come along on a Thursday or Saturday or even on a Sunday (second and fourth of each month) from 10 to 2. Thank you for your kind review. Here's hoping others take your advice and visit us.

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

This was a special day for the museum. Bands playing, many displays of a heritage nature and interesting coal mining history. We saw a movie display about the history of old local stores over the years. Very interesting. Many stalls with great food. Great day.More

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margaret n, Public Relations Manager at Ipswich Historical Society Inc, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a lot of work by the volunteers putting on the Open Day but we enjoyed it. Lots of people visited and we hope they went away with now knowing the "Best Kept Secret about Ipswich" and telling...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

A great museum that captures the growth of Ipswich and it's rich Coal mining heritage! It was great to see the excellent well maintained displays.More

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margaret n, Public Relations Manager at Ipswich Historical Society Inc, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank you for your generous review. The miners display has been put together by our group of retired miners. It is worthwhile having a look at. We are open on Thursdays and Saturdays and on the second and fourth Sunday each month from 10 to...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2016

Ipswich started life mining limestone and coal in the 1820s and coal still forms part of the district's industry today. The Ipswich Historical Society celebrates its 50th year in 2016 and has set up it's HQ at an appropriate site; in the office buildings at...More

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margaret n, Public Relations Manager at Ipswich Historical Society Inc, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I just want to let everyone know that we are open on Sundays on the second and fourth Sunday, not the first and third. Also, on the fourth Sunday of the month we have a wonderful interesting...More

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