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A home for Qld's indigenous stories

Located on Wakka Wakka country telling stories from families across Queensland.

The Ration Shed Museum

We welcome you to the Ration Shed Museum – located in the Cherbourg Historical, Cultural and Community Precinct – where you will have the opportunity to see and experience the past and present of a largest Aboriginal community in South East Queensland.

As a visitor you can hear the stories of our Elders, explore historical and contemporary exhibitions, view films, see our artists at work, buy some of the beautiful pottery and paintings, walk around our landscaped gardens and have a cuppa with us.  

The Cherbourg Historical, Cultural and Community Precinct Group

The Ration Shed Museum is a not-for-profit venture controlled by The Cherbourg Historical, Cultural and Community Precinct Group. It is governed by a board of Cherbourg community members and its aim is to tell the story of the community’s history to the youth of Cherbourg and the world at large. It is also to create local employment and provide economic benefits to the community. All profits are re-invested in the growth of the Precinct Project and future community projects.

Museum Hours & Pricing

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 1pm
Weekend: Visits can be arranged but must be pre-booked
Please Note: We charge extra for Saturdays and require groups of 15 people or more. Please contact the Ration Shed office to arrange.

If you would like to visit the Ration Shed Museum on any other day simply contact us or complete our online Booking Enquiry.

For information about catering please contact us.

Museum Entrance Fees

You can pay your Entrance Fee or be invoiced when you arrive at the Museum.

Entrance Fee: $18.00 Self guided

Guided tour QLD Gov:
 $40 (standard tour) $45 (extended tour)

Private Guided Tours:
 $30(standard tour) -$35(extended tour)

Individual Cherbourg Community Members:

Weekend Rates:
 price to be negotiated with admin
Students under 16: $10

Art workshops:
 $15-$45 depending on requirements


Venue Hire

Conference Room: $120 ph

Ration Shed & Verandah:
 $120 ph

Art Studio:
 $100 ph

Please Note: this does not apply to organised groups such as schools and health groups etc.



Tours and cultural events must be pre-booked. Making a booking is easy: either call us on 07 4169 5753 or complete our online Booking Enquiry and we will contact you as soon as we can.

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