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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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