Old Petrie Town is a must-see destination for all the history buffs out there on your next Moreton Bay Region hinterland outing or day trip from Brisbane.
First stop on the itinerary is the Queensland Fire Museum, run by the Fire Brigade’s Historical Society Queensland Inc.
There are over a dozen vehicles housed and on display, including a V8 1963 Dodge that was originally from the Beaudesert Urban Fire Brigade, and a Dennis Turntable Ladder (38.2m) Car 49, which came into service 1956 at Ann St Fire Station and remained in service until 1984.
Other memorabilia on show features over 300 helmets and uniforms, artefacts, photographs, badges & patches, and historical documents. Plus, there’s a gift shop on-site to find that perfect gift or one-of-a-kind souvenir.
The Queensland Fire Museum at Old Petrie Town in Kurwongbah is open to the public on Sundays from 8.00am to 12 noon, and by appointment at other times.
The Queensland Fire Museum is situated at North Pine Country Park, Dayboro Road at Kurwongbah, near Petrie.
Turn left at the Petrie roundabout and continue straight ahead up the hill. Here, you will travel for a few minutes before coming to another roundabout. Continue along Dayboro Road (taking in the country air and sights as you go) and you will enter the area known as Old Petrie Town. The museum is located toward the back of the village, with ample parking and toilet facilities.
Just 40 minutes’ drive from Brisbane, Old Petrie Town is an educational and interactive day out for families, and a relaxing highlight of any visit to the Moreton Bay Region.
There is lots to see and do at the Queensland Fire Museum, with different displays and collections added throughout the year.
Bring the kids along and discover:
There is a gift shop located inside the Queensland Fire Museum, where you can purchase patches & badges, trophy pieces (axes, and hose connectors in brass & silver), small brass and silver helmets, historical fire engine collector cards, books, model fire engines and more!
Once you’ve browsed all the vehicles and memorabilia at the Queensland Fire Museum, why not grab a bite to eat at one of the many old-timey cafés that make up Old Petrie Town. Take a leisurely stroll around the markets, visit a real blacksmith, or choose a gift from the eclectic range of art, pottery and clothing made by local craftspeople and artists.
North Pine Country Park, Dayboro Road, Kurwongbah 4503
0419 700 225
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