Take in the creative country vibes and stories of yesteryear at the Woodford Museum & Art Gallery. Home of the Woodford Historical Society and Woodford Community Art Group (WCAG), this venue boosts a diverse collection of historical artifacts and local artwork.
The museums collection is based on Woodford and the original settlement of the area, with historical buildings perfectly preserved in the handmade miniatures collection by Mick and Val Draper. Buildings can be further explored via the historical ‘Then and Know’ photographic collection collated by the Historical Society, with many buildings still standing, it makes for a unique exploration of this busy highway town.
Other displays within the Museum cover stories around; the role of bush nurses, local marriages with photos of wedding parties that got married at the local Methodist Church from 1924 to the mid 1970’s, the importance of horse drawn vehicles to early settlement.
The gallery is a collection of art installations by members of Woodford Community Art Group (WCAG), with much of the work available for purchase.
On Wednesday’s, the WCAG members meet to paint, catch-up and learn off each other, visitors are welcome to join the group, however you must bring your own art supplies.
In addition to the weekly Wednesday paint catch-ups, WCAG host a monthly Bingo game, dates can be found on the Art on Woodford Facebook Page.
On the 3rd Sunday of each month at Binambi Place, on the main street, the Woodford Historical Society delivers the Woodford Country Market. If you love relish like grandma use to make or have a newfound indoor plant addiction, these markets are a must visit for all those country goodies.
Bus, school and career groups are most welcome, by prior arrangement. Please contact the Woodford Historical Society or WCAG in advance to arrange a guided tour of the township of Woodford or creative workshop by a local artist.
Woodford Historical Museum and Art on Woodford is located on D’Aguilar Highway near the Woodford Community Hall and Library. Whilst the main street can be busy, there is amble car parking at the rear of the building.
OPEN: 10am to 2pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and the third Sunday of each month.
Bookings are available for visits outside of these standard open hours by phone 0429 899 155.
109 Archer Street, Woodford QLD, Australia
0429 899 115
Public holidays may vary
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