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Brisbane Transport Museum is a Fun Day Out with Kids

This article will tell you about what to expect on a day out at the Brisbane Transport Museum with kids.

There is a Brisbane Transport Museum operating in the southern suburbs of Brisbane and although I have lived here pretty much my whole life, this is the first time I am hearing about it! I know!! It officially opened in 2023. It looks like a fabulous day out with kids who love all things transport! So, I thought I would write about it to share what I have learnt with you. I am good like that! 😉

Brisbane Transport Museum

Brisbane Transport Museum bus
1938 Bedford WLB (Queensland Omnibus & Coach Society (QOCS)/Facebook)

The Queensland Omnibus and Coach Society is the owner and operator of the Brisbane Transport Museum which is Queensland’s first and only dedicated bus museum. It is not to be confused with the Queensland Transport Museum in Gatton.

The Brisbane Transport Museum houses the largest exhibition of heritage buses and coaches in Queensland. The current fleet of vehicles on display spans from 1938 to 1996 models, with the majority having served the Brisbane City Council, forming a significant part of the city’s transport heritage.

Brisbane Transport Museum photograph collection
Photo credit: Queensland Omnibus & Coach Society (QOCS)/Facebook

Within the museum, you’ll find an extensive collection of rare photos and industry memorabilia, representing over a century of passenger transport history. Many of these items, previously unseen by the public on a permanent basis, contribute to preserving the rich heritage of Brisbane’s transportation.

Additionally, the museum showcases a dedicated display on Brisbane City Council’s history, spanning from the first buses in 1925 to the latest state-of-the-art Brisbane Metro vehicles.

The museum aims to maintain, preserve and restore historic buses for display and operation to the public. QOCS is also planning to conduct mobile static displays of historic buses and memorabilia to educate and promote the progress and history of the bus industry in Queensland to the public.

How to find the Brisbane Transport Museum

  • Address: 600 Mains Road, Nathan, QLD, 4111

When to visit the museum – 2024 open day dates

The Brisbane Transport Museum is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month from February until November.

As the Museum is entirely staffed by volunteers, open days are subject to change and/or cancellation at short notice. Any such changes will be published on their Facebook page.

Open DayTimes
Saturday, 3 February 20241.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday, 2 March 20241.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday, 6 April 20241.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday, 4 May 20241.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday, 1 June 20241.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday, 6 July 20241.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday, 3 August 20241.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday, 7 September 20241.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday, 5 October 20241.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday, 2 November 20241.00pm to 4.00pm

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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