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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published March 5th 2020
A great family day out exploring science and heritage
The Cobb + Co Museum in Toowoomba provides a diverse range of experiences for all ages. From dynamic events and exhibitions to their coffee and gift shops, Cobb + Co has something for everyone.

Cobb n Co Museum Toowoomba
Cobb n Co Museum Toowoomba


Toowoomba residents receive free entry to the Cobb + Co Museum upon proof of address, courtesy of the Toowoomba Regional Council. This includes the current Science on the Move exhibition.

Cobb n Co Museum entry
Cobb n Co Museum entry


The name for the Binangar Centre, which means "listening place", was chosen by Jarrowair Elder Mr Paddy Jerome. This centre has been a popular part of Cobb + Co museum since 2001 and showcases local stories on the history of the Traditional Owners of the Toowoomba Region and their kinship with the land, plants, and animals here.

The Binangar Centre at the Cobb n Co Museum
The Binangar Centre at the Cobb n Co Museum


The Science on the Move exhibition, developed by Questacon in Canberra, provides experiences for children to explore the principles of light, music, sound, human populations, and genetics.

Science on the Move - Cobb n Co Museum
Science on the Move - Cobb n Co Museum


A current attraction at the museum is the megafauna display. This focuses on creatures such as the diprotodon - the largest marsupial discovered, megalania - the largest goanna species, and other megafaunal remains.

Discover megafauna at the Cobb n Co Museum
Discover megafauna at the Cobb n Co Museum


The Iridescent display will be at the Cobb + Co Museum until 24 June 2020. This display includes the uses of mother-of-pearl by many eastern, western, and Pacific cultures and showcases a number of objects that illustrate the diverse and imaginative uses humans have for this iridescent substance.

Iridescent at Cobb n Co Museum Toowoomba
Iridescent at Cobb n Co Museum Toowoomba


The This is my Heritage exhibition will be at the Cobb + Co Museum until 31 January 2021 and explores the profound connection that objects have to family, Country, and culture through the personal memories of 12 Queensland Indigenous artists and educators.

This is my Heritage exhibition
This is my Heritage exhibition


The Science Centre encourages children to explore the world of science through play with 15 interactive stations. These include a giant Newton's Cradle and "Flight Test" where children can make their own flying machines and test them out.

Science Centre at the Cobb n Co Museum
Generate your own electricity at the Science Centre


Last but not least, the National Carriage Collection features 47 vehicles of various types, each of which played significant roles in Queensland's history. These include iconic Cobb + Co coaches, wagons, carts, and sulkies, amongst many others.

The National Carriage Collection at Cobb n Co Museum Toowoomba
The National Carriage Collection at Cobb n Co Museum Toowoomba


After all of that, many visitors enjoy a visit to the Museum's coffee shop. The menu here includes adults and kids meals, which in my family's experience have always been delicious. There is a children's play space in the centre of the restaurant. The Cobb + Co Museum and coffee shop are wheelchair friendly.

Delicious kids meal at the Cobb n Co Museum coffee shop
Delicious kids meal at the Cobb n Co Museum coffee shop




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Why? Interactive science and heritage displays for the whole family
When: 9:30am - 4pm daily. Guided tours 10:30am and 2:30pm
Phone: 07 4659 4900
Where: 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Cost: Adults $12.50, Concession $10, Child (3-15) $6.50, Child (under 3) free, Free for Toowoomba residents.
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