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


Fun Run 2019

May 21, 2019 On May the 19th the Ration Shed held it’s 6th Reconciliation Fun Run from Murgon to Cherbourg. More than 500 walkers and runners took par   → View item

A Light Horse Brigade in Cherbourg?

The recent Centenary of Remembrance prompts many questions concerning the history of our Indigenous soldiers. The first question that many people ask   → View item

Golden Oldies Rock Cherbourg

Guests travelled from near and far to rock the Cherbourg Community Hall for the 2018 Golden Oldies event on Saturday 10 November. This year’s event wa   → View item

Weaving Women Get Together

The Many Threads sewing and craft group hosted a luncheon and tour at the Ration Shed Museum to mark the commencement of a second cultural exchange an   → View item

Wide Bay-Burnett Potters Association Annual Convention

The 2018 Wide Bay-Burnett Potters Association’s annual convention was held in Bundaberg over the weekend of 13–14 October. Approximately 80 members an   → View item

Many Threads Pink Ribbon High Tea

On 24 October the Many Threads ladies, led by Grace Bond, held a deadly Pink Ribbon High Tea to raise awareness for Breast Cancer and celebrate the li   → View item

Ration Shed Museum Closed 13–17 August

The Stronger Smarter Leadership Institute has booked the entire Ration Shed Museum for the week of 13–17 August 2018.  As result, we are closing the M   → View item

ANZAC Day launch of the ‘The Dilly Bag’ app for the ‘Boys from Barambah’ exhibition

This Anzac Day saw the launch of the Ration Shed’s latest innovation—an interactive iPad app called ‘The Dilly Bag’, developed to complement the curre   → View item

DPC5790 QRA2018 Recognition Marks for nominees Square - winner