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


Laurie Nilsen runs art workshop in Cherbourg

The Cherbourg Yidding artists were fortunate to be able to participate in a wonderful workshop run by well-known Indigenous artists Laurie Nilsen. Lau   → View item

Golden Oldies 25th!

Every year some of the Ration Shed team work hard to organise the Cherbourg “Golden Oldies”. Golden Oldies is for the over-50s. It was started 25 year   → View item

Remembering the DOMO Girls

In 2013 we made a film about the Boys Dormitory system in Cherbourg called “The Domo Boys”. Many people encouraged us to also make a film and honour t   → View item

Mosaic Workshop a hit!

At the end of our Mosaic workshop, the Many Threads knitters and sewers, vowed to put down their needles and focus solely on mosaicking for the rest o   → View item

Thumbs up for our NAIDOC celebration!

NAIDOC celebrations at the Ration Shed Museum on the 7th of July were the best yet. We were set on exploring the NAIDOC theme for 2015 – “We all   → View item

Winners of the John Oxley Library Community History Award

The Ration Shed Museum was one of the winners of the 2015 Queensland Memory Awards, presented at an awards ceremony at State Library Queensland on the   → View item

2015 Reconciliation Fun Run – a great success!

This year over 400 runners and walkers participated in the 7km Ration Shed’s Reconciliation Fun Run from Murgon to Cherbourg. The event aimed to bring   → View item

Fun Run aims to bring people together on 17 May

The 2015 Ration Shed Museum FUN RUN-WALK on Sunday 17th May starting at 8 a.m. is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year’s event. The   → View item

DPC5790 QRA2018 Recognition Marks for nominees Square - winner