Reference Materials


The Museum has an impressive array of artifacts most of which are assembled on display in rooms dealing with specific topics. Other individual and more specific collections provide a wonderful insight into local heritage. These include pioneering families, early businesses, cane farming receipts and an early bootmaker’s shop.

Reference Library

The Nambour Museum has an extensive collection of publications, reference materials and documents pertaining to the local area. Visitors are welcome to inspect the library and conduct personal research during office hours for a nominal sum. Photocopying facilities are also available (fees apply).

Family Histories

The research library would be incomplete without a number of interesting family histories relating to both pioneering families and those who have come along in more recent years to make a significant contribution to the local community.


A marvellous range of black and white photographs taken around the turn of the twentieth century plus others from the depression era provide a thought provoking insight into the early days of Nambour. These and others from a wide range of collections are accessible for public viewing.


The video collection includes formal documentaries on the sugar industry, the Moreton Mill and various aspects of our telegraphic and telephonic history. Using old photographs, the Museum has also developed several interesting and informative slideshow presentations which relate specifically to local people and the local area.
All videos are available for viewing on site but are not for sale.