Pine Rivers Heritage Museum

The quaint Pine Rivers Heritage Museum resides within the lush grounds of Old Petrie Town which edge onto the North Pine River, north of Lawnton and south of Whiteside.

The museum is a beloved local institution superbly maintained by diligent curators who have toiled hard to create a largely interactive modern museum celebrating the local area.

The museum is a treasure trove of Pine Rivers Shire history, digging up the district’s past to present permanent displays and fresh exhibitions delighting visitors and engaging curious minds in a jaunt down Pine Rivers memory lane.

Follow the Pine Rivers Story

Pine Rivers region has a rich history of settlement, with pioneer ancestors resettling in waves of migration from the 1850s. A series of displays feature their stories, through oral histories, objects and dioramas.

The harvesting of timber, clay and stone were the founding industries that drove exploration and settlement throughout the district, providing the foundation building materials of our State. Enjoy historic film footage of early timber-getters and stonecutters, examine samples of the many timbers extracted from our forests, and view the local clays reformed as crockery, bricks and tiles.

Follow the Pine Rivers story through the eyes of Edgar Foreman, and meet his great-great-great granddaughter, Ellie. Enjoy historic film footage of early timber-getters and industries, experience an 1890s school classroom and get a glimpse into life before electricity and reticulated water in an original farm workers cottage, Yebri House.

Historic Yebri House was the original farm workers cottage owned by the Petrie family. It is a Campbell pre-fab kit house built in the late 1880s. The house has been restored and styled in the fashion of the 1920s, making it a wonderful glimpse into life before electricity and reticulated water.

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum Facilities

The Museum is fully-air-conditioned, boasts conference/convention facilities, a theatrette for an audio visual historical experience taking you through 150 years of shire history and the premises is equipped with disabled parking, access and toilets.

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum Shop

Keep a little piece of the past or present with you by visiting the museum shop. It features local history books and films, wooden toys and vintage games, and a curated range of handmade items by contemporary craftsmen.

You will find there is something for everyone, including:

  • local history books and films published by Moreton Bay Region Libraries, the Samford and Districts Historical Museum Society, and independent authors
  • North Pine Historical Society annual calendars
  • Good Manners charts, issued to Queensland schools in 1898 and through to the 1960s
  • Gubbi Gubbi children’s language books
  • woven clothing labels, mending handbooks and other tools and resources to enliven your handmade clothing project.

Discover more about the Museum Shop HERE


  • Toilets
  • Car parking
  • Accessible entry
  • Air conditioned
  • Gift shop

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Find Us

Old Petrie Town - 901 - 949 Dayboro Road, Whiteside QLD 4503

Contact Us

(07) 3285 7213


Please note due to the COVID-19 outbreak operating hours may be affected. See operator website for up to date information

Opening Hours

9:00am - 2:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
10:00am - 2:00pm

Public holidays may vary

Important COVID-19 Update

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided, Visit Moreton Bay Region can not be held responsible for incorrect or misleading information due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please do the right thing and follow the directions of the Queensland Government.

From 15 May 2020 - you may travel a maximum of 150km from your home for non-contact activity such as exploring national parks, hiking, visiting dog parks, dining-in at restaurants (10 patrons at a time) and more.

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