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Published October 12th 2014
Many folk travel to Bribie Island either for a day trip or holiday, but I wonder how many visit the Seaside Museum at Bongaree?
This wonderful Museum is not far from the jetty at Bongaree, with picnic areas, the beach and plenty of car parking – though it can be busy on Bribie Market Days. The museum is at 1 South Esplanade, Bongaree, Bribie Island and open from Wednesday to - Friday: 10.00am - 4.00pm and Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am - 3.00pm. Entry is FREE.
The Museum tells the history of this island with a wonderful collection of artefacts with the stories from the early days when Matthew Flinders visited the island in 1799, and when artist Ian Fairweather, who made Bribie his home in 1953 and stayed there, apart from some overseas trips, until his death in 1974.
There is a small shop to purchase books and souvenirs, a team of happy and helpful volunteers, and some wonderful exhibits along with activities for children.
It is a great spot with park and BBQ facilities nearby, and of course very close to a beach for swimming or fishing.