Childers history and museums

Childers is a national trust town that celebrates its unique past. Historical main street has numerous state heritage listed buildings and unique museums to explore.

Step back in time and learn about our colourful past when cane was the primary industry for the town.

Paragon Theatre

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75 Churchill Street

0478 066 724

The Paragon Theatre is a rare surviving 1920’s, state heritage listed entertainment venue offering classic and cult films as well as private hires and group packages. In addition, the Paragon Espresso Bar located in the foyer with licensed alfresco dining. There you’ll find delicious organic coffee, refreshing drinks and a small selection of hot and cold, home made foods with a focus on showcasing the beautiful local produce our region offers. Not to mention, the entire range of locally hand made, Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream .

Bakers Military & Memorabilia Museum

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Ashby Lane

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Be enthralled by the largest private collection of military memoriabilia in the southern hemisphere. A must see on your visit to Childers.

Clockwork Curiosities

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54A Churchill Street

A toy & collectable museum along with a gift shop located in the beautiful hinterland town of Childers. We feature toys from the 50's through to the 90's plus a working carnival a fairyland and many beautiful items including models, games, barbies, dolls and china..

Entry fee is $7 Adults, $5 Seniors, $5 students and $25 Family cap.

Historic Main Street

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Churchill Street

Childers is a national trust town and its main street has a number of well preserved historic and heritage listed buildings. Take a walk along main street or take the "Historic Childers street walk" (get your map from the visitors centre)

Historical Complex

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Elizabeth Street

With 4 main buildings converted into museums, a schoolhouse, cottage, general store and post office as well as 2 old steam trains and rotunda. Great place for a picnic.

The Old Pharmacy

Childers Pharmacy

Churchill Street

This award winning museum is the only one of its kind in Australia. With one of the largest collection of early pharmaceutical history, including original dental, pharmacy and photographic equipment, specimum jars and more.

Soldiers Memorial & Krupp Cannon

Childers War Memorial

Churchill Street

Visit Childers memorial to the soldiers of the Isis region and see the Krupp Cannon, a Howitzer cannon, the only one of its kind in Queensland

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