Public Support

Become a Regular Visitor

The progressive team of volunteers at Nambour Museum take great pride in developing and enhancing the public displays with regular one-off themed features. There is always something new to see so come along and visit us regularly.

Arrange a Group Visit

One great way to acknowledge the quality of displays and the efforts of those volunteers putting them together is by arranging a group visit. Get together with your friends, family members, workmates, social club etc and drop in for a collective reminisce or two. Larger groups can be accommodated outside the normal opening hours by arrangement.

Become a Friend of the Museum

To keep abreast of museum news including projects and events, why not consider becoming a “Friend of the Museum”? Simply provide us with your name and email address and we’ll forward periodical updates to you.

Join as a Member

Active membership at just $10 per annum is the perfect way to demonstrate support for your local museum. As a member, there is no restriction on the number of times you can visit the museum. You will meet new people with similar interests and your membership will demonstrate community support when applications for funding assistance are being prepared. Click here to download

Volunteer

A successful not-for-profit community organisation like the Nambour Museum is totally dependent upon volunteers. Museum members usually devote their time to research and development work or to minor maintenance duties. Scope to embark on more ambitious projects is limited by volunteer numbers and background skills. Even if you are still in the workforce and would like to help us achieve our goals, please let us know. Any time is better than no time and we will make you feel welcome. Trade or other technical and administrative skills would be a distinct asset.

After several years of opening only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Museum elected to extend its opening hours to include an extra two days (Thursday and Friday) each week in the interests of serving the local community and growing visitor numbers. The extended opening hours have placed a considerable added workload and commitment on the existing volunteers and can only be sustained with additional help from the community. More volunteers are urgently required.

Sponsorship

The Nambour Museum is responsible for the maintenance of the premises it occupies and all of the amenities both inside and outside. This is a huge challenge, given the age of the buildings and total reliance for income on public admissions, donations, raffles and successful grant applications.

Sponsorship from the business community or from private individuals would ease these financial pressures. Such support would better enable Museum members and volunteers to deliver the Nambour Museum to the highest ranking among regional museums and to provide the town with an attraction worthy of inclusion on any tour itinerary.

A mutually rewarding sponsorship package can be developed upon request.

Artifacts of Interest

Unlike many other regional museums, the Nambour Museum has limited space to accommodate larger items of equipment etc and therefore has developed a policy of carefully scrutinising items being offered for the collection.The primary focus is on artefacts specifically pertaining to the local area. However, all items of historic significance may become treasured additions to the local collection and gifting of such items for the benefit and enjoyment of others is a personally rewarding way to support the local museum.

Public Donations

Admission prices are maintained at very modest levels to ensure that everyone in the community can afford to visit this important educational facility. The range of visitors is testimony of its value. From school children to seniors, university researchers to inquisitive family members, radio station competitions to background props for television and media exposes, the facility has broad appeal.

With no ongoing funding source apart from admission fees, donations from the public are most welcome. Donations can be provided at any time, by post or when visiting. Why not consider reserving a suitable donation when planning your estate. Funding can be reserved for a worthwhile heritage project or facility of your choice.

Help Promote the Museum

The best form of promotion is “word of mouth” so if you have enjoyed your visit to the Nambour Museum, please spread the word among your friends, family and equally importantly the business sector. Often, however, the words alone do not produce the desired action so don’t hesitate to drag them along.