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Published July 5th 2018
Just do it - Visit the Seaside Museum
It is on Bribie Island of course, which is a popular weekend and holiday destination – there is plenty to see and do, and most folks tend to go to the beaches to swim, picnic, fish or just enjoy the beauty of the island.
There is one special place that not only is free but can give quite a few hours of entertainment for all the family. It is the Seaside Museum which is right on the Esplanade, at Bongaree, right beside Brennan Park which is close to the jetty.
The current exhibition called Out of the Blue, which will continue until August 5th 2018, is considered "an environmental success story". It features artworks based on the health of our oceans and their wildlife. See what is on display featuring lost or abandoned fishing nets and fishing gear.
Out of the Blue
There are storyboards on a number of significant locals who made Bribie Island their home – including artist Ian Fairweather and local writer Emily Coungeau. There are also stories about the boats that brought visitors to the island long before the bridge was completed. The island played a significant role in the preparation of the protection of Brisbane too, with plenty of stories about that time in our history.
Does anyone remember paying a toll at the little building on the mainland side of the bridge? If you would like to sit down and watch one of the videos on the history of the island, you can enjoy sitting in the theatrette.
Activities for children are available – and all these are free.
The Museum Shop has a wide range of items for purchase, including books and information on the island's long history. It is free to visit the Museum and it is open Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am - 3.00pm