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Cobb + Co Museum toowoomba

Cobb + Co Museum, a must visit if in Toowoomba, is home to Australia’s finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles.

The National Carriage Collection features an extraordinary array of historic horse-drawn vehicles, including Cobb + Co coaches, farm wagons and delivery carts.

Cobb + Co Museum Toowoomba

On show are some 47 types of vehicles that have all played a significant role in Queensland’s social and economic development and visitors can learn all about it through interactive displays and daily guided tours.

Cobb + Co Museum Toowoomba

Here you’ll see omnibuses, carts and drays, buggies, sulkies and gigs and wagons as well as the legendary Cobb + Co coaches and the ornate “Rolls Royce of coaches” the Landau, a private coach of German origin which transported Princess Alexandra on her royal visits in 1959 and 1964.

Cobb + Co Museum Toowoomba

In addition the museum’s onsite National Carriage Factory incorporates exhibition spaces and facilities for community use as well as a purpose-built, open plan working area that showcases Australia’s skilled master craftsmen. 

Cobb + Co Museum Toowoomba

Heritage trades workshops and accredited training programs are conducted here, including silversmithing, blacksmithing and leatherwork, with the opportunity for visitors to participate in the hands-on workshops.

Cobb + Co Museum Toowoomba

The Cobb + Co Museum hosts all kinds of interactive and hands-on events and activities including the Hands On Workshops for all ages (including special School Holiday programs) and February’s popular Have a Go! Festival – an all ages family-friendly event where all ages can try their hand at traditional trades, skills and crafts.

Nice to know - For children there's an excellent Coach Stop Play Area featuring a replica horse to 'ride', story books, a General Store and a Cobb & Co coach to climb in.

Need to know - Entry is free for Toowoomba Regional Council residents and for others it's A $12.50 Conc $10 C $6.50. Prices subject to change & correct at time of writing in Apr 2016.

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