Fun Historical Places For Kids Around Brisbane

Brisbane offers children and families a wide range of opportunities to experience living history. From an old world tram ride to experiencing life in a Victorian mansion, here are some great ways to learn about life in the "olden days":

Old Petrie Town

Wander around this replica village which is also home to a working blacksmith's forge, an old fashioned lolly shop and a bustling Sunday market. A visit to Pine Rivers Heritage Museum's school room and Yebri House are also a must...more

Beenleigh Historic Village

Travel back in time to Beenleigh Historic Village and museum, where anyone can learn about the daily struggles of the early settlers. A visit to the Old Beenleigh post office is a real treat as is Wilkie's General Store and various replica cottages...more

Fort Lytton

Fort Lytton was built in 1880 to defend Brisbane from enemy attacks. These days, there are daily guided tours and military re-enactments, including the firing of a 64 pound cannon and the annual history alive event...more

Brisbane Tramway Museum

It is possible to ride one of Brisbane's original trams every Sunday at this Ferny Grove terminus. There are a number of well-preserved trams at Brisbane Tramway Museum dating from 1897 until 1969...more

Newstead House

Brisbane's oldest residence dates back to 1846 and has stunning views across the Brisbane River. The heritage tours through Newstead House are a perfect way to learn all about life during the Victorian era...more

Workshops Rail Museum

This is the place to take any railway enthusiasts. There are plenty of hands on, interactive activities to keep little ones occupied. Steam Train Sundays and Day Out With Thomas are just a few of the fun events which run regularly here...more

Boggo Road Gaol

This heritage listed prison has a range of family-friendly tours where children and adults will be fascinated to learn about daring escapes and the misery of life on the inside...more

Cobb & Co Museum

Toowoomba is home to the National Carriage Collection and includes fun, interactive learning experiences for children. They hold regular heritage workshops as well as popular school holiday programs...more

Samford District Historical Museum

Be transported to the colonial days at Samford District Historical Museum. The museum is filled with heirlooms and memorabilia, including antique toys, carriages and old farming machinery...more

Queensland Maritime Museum

Mini pirates and their families will love visiting this one, where it is possible to investigate lots of interesting nautical equipment as well as explore the WW2 frigate, HMAS Diamantina and the 1907 pearling lugger, Penguin....more

Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology

A unique place to explore history and view artefacts through the ages, guaranteed to keep children entertained, with a Kids Dig It Archaeology program during the school holidays & guided activities throughout the day...more

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

The Brisbane Comedy Festival returns in February
Girls' Day Out returns to heritage-listed Eagle Farm on Sat Feb 22
The Happy Prince makes its much-anticipated world premiere
Celebrate the launch of UQ Art Museum’s 2020 creative program
A day of non-stop racing and brilliant beats
Join some of Australia's funniest female comedians for an afternoon of laughs at Brisbane Powerhouse
Comedy superstar Cal Wilson is heading to Brisbane to delight fans with her new stand-up show
Visit Vivaldi’s Venice with French harpist Xavier de Maistre
Noni Hazlehurst’s critically-acclaimed production of Mother returns

Win a trip for 2 to Hawaii!

Win a trip for 2 to Hawaii valued at over $10000 thanks to Hawaiian Airlines and Hilton Hawaiian Village
Win a trip to Hawaii