Historical complex - taylor st
Located at Taylor Street, Childers our historical display complex is a real ‘step back in time‘. It features early cottages, a post office, former school building, two steam locomotives, museum, history displays & rotunda. Our historical displays offer a true educationally rewarding experience, see what Visitors are saying: “Highly recommended for children by Wide Bay Kids“.
History in the making: Catch a story here, which describes Australia’s Oldest Tank Engine #4 and the fascinating story behind it being now located at our Isis District Historical Complex in Childers. Review; “Arthur Smith an ex secretary with the Isis District Historical Society, says Number Four is Australia’s oldest tank engine. There are seven other 060T locomotives in Australia, but none older than Number Four, which was made by John Fowler and Company in Leeds in 1896. This Number Four, a locomotive that was shipped from England to Queensland to haul cane, then went to Western Australia, and nearly ended up in Norway before returning to Childers.”
Re- opening: Tuesday 2nd February, 2022
Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 9am – 12pm until further notice.
Other times by appointment
Our Rotunda can also be hired for special events.
We welcome organised tours for School Groups and or Tour Groups
for enquiries please contact us prior.
- The buildings are not wheelchair friendly, though the Rotunda is accessible.
- Eftpos is not available
- Entry Costs: Adults – $5.00 ea Children – $1.00 ea
- Children FREE if accompanied by a paying adult.
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