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Kingaroy Heritage Museum

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Published August 25th 2020
Attached to the Kingaroy Visitors Centre, which is opposite the town's famous peanut silos, is a very interesting museum. It's a must-see for visitors. Kingaroy is famous for peanuts so the museum's main focus is on the development of them over the years. It's not a big museum, but it's certainly full of many items which portray the development of the local peanut industry, plus other old world icons.

Memorial patchwork quilt

The current museum was established in 1988. There are other exhibits there too, along with portraits of Kingaroy's famous politician, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen. The Olympic flame passed through Kingaroy, so that is also on display.

Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen

To me, the most interesting information was about the growing of navy beans in the area. They are used to make baked beans. All news to me.

Many people have no idea how peanuts grow, so information about peanut production is on visual audio. The museum is staffed by knowledgable volunteers. b
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Where: 124 Haly St, Kingaroy QLD 4610
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