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Heritage Centre

Heritage Centre is closed

Please note the Heritage Centre is currently closed until further notice.

Looking to learn something different? Travel the winding road throughout our unique museum. Our exhibits offer plenty of information about road planning, construction and design for you to explore. You’ll be surprised what you’ll discover.

Like to enrich your mind? Let us tickle your memories. Our stories will capture your imagination, with multimedia, photographs, interpretative panels, oral histories and displays of historic materials.

Want to entertain the kids? Our cartoon characters and interactive children's trail help teach kids about what has gone into making ‘the black stuff'.

Love machinery? Then you’ll get a kick out of the fully maintained vehicles and road building equipment we have on display.


Image of the Logan City Garden Club visiting the heritage centre in 2011. Can you brake in time?

Take a journey through time

We're the only road building museum in Australia and offer an exclusive perspective of the history of road building in Queensland.

Come discover how Queensland's road network has been developed, from the conditions under which road workers laboured, to the modern plant and equipment you see on roads today.

Listen to those that experienced it:

  • the young boy, who worked alongside the men, and often started his day before the rest of the camp
  • a wife’s first impressions of living in the married camps.

Young boy drinking a roadside cup of tea near Kynuna.


Download our free app—Wheels, Wings and Water

Available for iPhone and Android, the app offers an exciting virtual tour with audio commentary about the history of transport in the Toowoomba region. Get more information about the app


Contact the Heritage Centre

By phone: (07) 4639 0777

By email:

Last updated 03 January 2023