North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum

North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum information

North Stradbroke Island , Australia
Street 15-17 Welsby St
Extras Dunwich
+61 7 3409 9699
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adult/child $3.50/1
Opening hours
10am-2pm Tue-Sat, 11am-3pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Dunwich , on the western coast, is where the ferries dock and is home to the North Stradbroke Historical Museum, near the post office. The museum is definitely worth an hour or two’s browsing, with stories of shipwrecks, harrowing voyages, life in the ‘benevolent asylum’ and an introduction to the rich Aboriginal history of the island. An oddball collection of island artefacts includes the skull of a sperm whale, washed up along Main Beach in 2004.