The Ration Shed Museum

Operating Guidelines at the Ration Shed Museum as at 6th July 2020

Visits are by appointment only. Please phone ahead on 4169 5753 or email at to book. A member of our team will be in contact with you to confirm your booking.

All visitors to the Historical Precinct are required to sign in using the Qld Gov Check In app before entering our buildings.

A maximum of 30 people are allowed within the Precinct at any given time.

Some of our rooms / spaces will have specific limits of people allowed. These will be clearly signed. We ask that visitors comply with these directions and practice 1.5m social distancing to keep everyone safe.

As per Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council recommendations, we currently aren’t able to accept visitors who usually reside interstate or who have recently travelled outside of Queensland.

Ration Shed Museum


75th Anniversary of the Evacuation of Torres Strait Islanders to Cherbourg

On the 14th of September a potent ceremony was held at the Ration Shed Museum to acknowledge the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of Torres Strait I   → View item

Making Exterior artworks & furniture

Local artists worked closely with Ratartat, a group of Specialist artists and a master craftsman, Owen Foale to produce garden furniture and exterior   → View item

2017 Fun Run – best yet!

This is the fourth Fun Run we have had and over 500 runners and walkers took part – a record attendance. It is a major fundraiser for the Ration Shed   → View item

A moving ANZAC Ceremony in Cherbourg

A beautiful ANZAC ceremony was held in Cherbourg on ANZAC Day.  To honour the Black Diggers from WW1, a smoking ceremony took place calling the spirit   → View item

Celebrating NAIDOC 2016 in the rain!

  We organized our community NAIDOC Open Day for the 5th of July and had been planning it for weeks. In the early morning of the 5th – it b   → View item

DOMO Girls Premiere

We started making the DOMO Girls Film in 2015 and many former DOMO Girls were invited to participate. The film was directed by Mark Newman and produce   → View item

2016 Reconciliation Fun Run – a great success!

Our third Reconciliation Fun Run was a great success – a day of building bridges, having fun and healthy living. Over 450 runners registered. It was a   → View item

Many Threads organise International Women’s Day event

The Many Threads group organised a special celebration for International Women’s Day on the 9th of March. The room was decorated with purple and   → View item

DPC5790 QRA2018 Recognition Marks for nominees Square - winner