9. Landsborough Museum (original architect designed shire chambers)
4 Maleny Street, Landsborough
In 1924, renowned architect, Walter Carey Voller, designed and built the Landsborough Shire Council Chambers. It is a modest, low-set, hip-roofed, rectangular building constructed from local timbers supplied by A.E. Round. Chamferboards were used in the building and west extension. Much of the original chambers remains unaltered including the lining, picture rail and battened ceiling.
The original shire chambers now forms a significant part of the Landsborough Museum. The building was acquired by the Landsborough & District Society in 1976.
In 1988 the old Council shed was renovated and this extension was clad in rammedearth. Following these major changes, the Landsborough Museum was reopened on Australia Day in 1988 by J.L. Beausang, the last chairman of Landsborough Shire and first mayor of Caloundra City.
The building became state heritage listed in 1999 due to its significance associated with the architect, contribution to the streetscape and the development of local government in the region.
Within the museum, the history of local government administration of the original Landsborough Shire Council is preserved. Photos, memorabilia, artefacts, equipment, and everyday items offer an insight into early settlement and regional development.
Landsborough Museum WALK and FILM
After your visit to the museum, enjoy a walk around Landsborough. Read the heritage signs and download the app to hear the fascinating stories of Landsborough township, formally Mellum Creek. You will find out how the old hotel was pulled on skids by bullock teams to its current location with the bar still open and not a bottle broken. This walk brings the old town to life.
Landsborough Heritage walk
Hear the fascinating stories of Landsborough township, formally Mellum Creek, as you walk around the heritage precinct. You will find out how the old hotel was pulled on skids by bullock teams to its current location with the bar still open and not a bottle broken.
This walk will bring the old town to life. To join the group, meet at the Landsborough School of Arts & Memorial Hall.