The Burrum District Museum at Howard reflects the area’s past history as a major coal mining centre dating back to 1863, when the first seam of coal was discovered on the banks of the Burrum River.
The museum features displays of local history from Howard to Torbanlea, early farming, war memorabillia and cottage crafts.
The primary aim of the museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret objects of natural and cultural significance to the Burrum District. A particular emphasis is placed on the following themes:
1. Historical development of the townships and settlements of the Burrum District;
2. Mining history specifically linked to the Burrum Coal Fields.
The museum provides a venue for collection development combined with storage of documentary and photographic collections, and be the focus of research, exhibition and collection development activities.
Open: Tuesday and Wednesday 9am – 12 noon, and Saturdays 8am – 12noon.