11th Light Horse Caboolture Troop Military Museum

11th Light Horse Caboolture Troop Military Museum

280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture QLD

History lovers can uncover more of Australia’s military past during their next visit to Moreton Bay by visiting a special one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to Australia’s Light Horse Regiment.

Situated to the North of Brisbane at the Caboolture Historical Village, the 11th Light Horse Caboolture Troop Military Museum aims to keep the historical relevance of the Light Horse Regiment in Australia alive by bringing the achievements and stories of our Defence Forces soldiers’ sacrifice and valour to life in a respectful way.

With an array of irreplaceable war memorabilia such as uniforms, weapons, medical supplies, newspapers and photographs dating back from World War I to more recent wars and conflicts, this museum is sure to enthral Army and ANZAC enthusiasts and novices alike.

Incredible historical displays

With so much to see, visitors to the 11th Light Horse Caboolture Troop Military Museum will feel like they have been transported back in time.

Some of the museum’s highlights include:

  • A full-size diorama of a “desert scene” with a fully outfitted horse, trooper and officer as they were for the Middle Eastern desert campaigns of 1916/18.
  • The only known working World War I limber wagon in the South East Queensland area.
  • A working general service wagon made in 1916 for service in World War I.
  • A World War I (WW1) German artillery wagon.
  • A World War II (WW2) Bofors gun, currently being restored.
  • World War II, two-pound Anti-Tank Gun as used in the Middle East, Malaya and New Guinea.
  • A Boer War display of uniforms and accoutrements.
  • A weapons display with arms from the Zulu Wars to Vietnam, featuring a helicopter display with an M60 Model D machine gun and an L1A1 rifle (SLR) as used in Vietnam.
  • Hundreds of pieces which show items from World War II such as uniforms from all services, newspapers, home defence, artefacts, medical equipment and more.

Learn more on a guided tour

There are also many more artefacts in storage which the museum can present on tours and rotate in their displays. Tours are offered to groups of between 14-20 people.

If you are interested in booking a tour, look for Tour Group Information on the website linked or email the museum at info@caboolturemilitarymuseum.com.au

History of the Museum

The idea for this historical and important museum came from a group of enthusiastic military history buffs and horse owners who then formed the 11th Light Horse Caboolture Troop and Military Museum in 1989.

Then in 1992, an understanding was reached with the Caboolture Historical Society to build a smaller museum within the grounds.

It was officially opened on Anzac Day 1992 and has remained a popular spot for locals and visitors for three decades.

The Troop can often be found at Anzac Day Parades around South East Queensland, and provides school talks plus uniformed and horse demonstrations to many youngsters, ensuring the next generation knows the sacrifices that were made by our brave men and women.

Opening hours

The 11th Light Horse Caboolture Troop Military Museum operates within the Caboolture Historical Village, located at 280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture.

The museum is open daily from 9am-4pm, but is unattended except on special occasions and for Tours.

Entry is free once the entry fee for the Village has been paid.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.