Cobb+Co Museum
Cobb+Co Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Toowoomba's must-see tourist destination! Part of the Queensland Museum Network and home to the National Carriage Collection, discover a variety of interactive displays, exhibits and heritage trade workshops. Immerse yourself in Toowoomba's natural and cultural history and revisit an Australian transport era. Wander through the charming National Carriage Collection and discover how the 47 horse-drawn vehicles played an important role in the development of Queensland. Put your power to the test in the Energy for Life Discovery Centre and explore how your body uses and stores energy and how we can use energy more sustainably. The kids will love stepping back in time to play in The Coach Stop play area. Watch them become shop attendants in the old Museum General Store, dress them up in old fashion clothes or give them a ride on the life-sized replica horse. Get your hands on history with a variety of heritage workshops with one to five day workshops suited from beginner to expert. Experience the satisfaction of learning a traditional skill and creating something beautiful yet functional by hand. Take a break in Cobb's Coffee Shop and try Toowoomba's best scones! Located a just short walk across from Toowoomba's iconic Queens Park. Museum admission is free for Toowoomba Regional Council residents with proof of residency.
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Gail C
10 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Friends
We visited Toowoomba for the Carnival of Flowers and whilst visiting Laurel Bank Park we called in at the Cobb and Co Museum.

It had a fascinating display of old coaches and wagons, it is well worth a visit and had a good cafe as well.
Written 27 September 2023
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Ace M
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Apr. 2023 • Couples
We had some time so had a visit. Very interesting and also had lunch. The sausage rolls were excellent. We missed the working sessions, maybe next time.
Written 27 April 2023
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Stu W
Queensland, Australia96 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Family
Well I was pleasantly surprised at what was on offer for our grandchildren and adults alike. Don't miss it when you are in Toowoomba.
Written 28 January 2023
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freespirit1950
Norwich, UK189 contributions
Oct. 2022
The carriage collection showed how important early road transport was to the development of Australia. The exhibition contained a great variety of waggons, carts and coaches, from the simplest 'Furphy' water tankers to the most elaborate town carriages and even an omnibus! Lots of audio commentary available when you lift the small 'luggage' cases dotted around the displays (we didn't immediately see these and I think better signage on them would improve the experience).
It was interesting to see harness making using the traditional skills in the carriage workshop; unfortunately the blacksmith's workshop was not in use on the Sunday we visited.
There was a temporary 'Spying in Australia' exhibition at the time of our visit which was an interesting adjunct to the other main museum displays about Toowoomba's development, the advent of the railways and hospital and medical services.

Children's play areas make this a family friendly, fun place to visit. To show the museums commitment to the local community all local residents are allowed free entry!

The restaurant/cafe was very reasonably priced and the table service fast and friendly. The chicken salad wrap was excellent and a meal in itself!
The helpful, friendly staff seem very proud of their museum.

We would not hesitate to recommend a visit that will entertain and inform people of almost any age. Also, because everything is indoors or in covered outside areas it is a good place to visit on a rainy day.
Written 23 October 2022
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bbsydney96
Sydney, Australia621 contributions
Sep. 2022
The historical displays are really interesting and there's quite a collection. A surprise was the science space - as two adults, we played like kids checking out all of the interactive displays. We really enjoyed our visit.
Written 22 September 2022
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia743 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
Brilliant! This museum has a bit of everything. There are special exhibits (e.g. Spy: Espionage in Australia), a workshop area with a gallery view of people making wheels for old waggons, a blacksmith shop, aboriginal exhibits, a prehistoric cretures display, a science hands-on room, a kids corner and the best assemblage of complete waggons/stage coaches that I think you will ever see. There is, of course, the obligatory gift shop but also a cafe.
Written 30 August 2022
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,822 contributions
Aug. 2022
An excellent little museum, both for the quite superb permanent collection of all manner of horse-drawn carriages and for the current exhibition on spying in Australia. There was also a room of clever science activities aimed at childen. We also learnt where the Lamington got its name from and of course had to retire to the sunny courtyard with two fine examples and excellent coffee, from where we could watch the blacksmiths at work. Brilliant all round.
Written 22 August 2022
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nanabronwyn
Sydney, Australia248 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
What an extensive and well set out museum.Not only a huge collection of Cobb & Co coaches but a Spy exhibition,an Aboriginal collection and many themed rooms. Many school groups there on the day we visited.
Written 15 August 2022
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Heken1954
Sydney, Australia118 contributions
Jul. 2022
All ages will find this interesting. This museum is much more than the Cobb & Co Museum though. There is an interesting section on indigenous story telling and a very interesting subsection on the relationship between indigenous local people and artefacts that have special meaning to them. I found that really fascinating. The section on the Cobb & Co coaches was absolutely fascinating. Beautifully restored snd maintained, there are 51 coaches that provide a detailed insight in to how people lived using coaches pulled by horses or goats and then later, motorised. Historically it provides a great timeline as it starts at the very beginning of Cobb & Co and continues past WW1. Fascinating.
The other thing the museum is doing is trying to teach various hands on skills such as blacksmithing, wood working etc. Impressive.
Written 21 July 2022
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gretchenw564
Brisbane, Australia83 contributions
Aug. 2021
Allow plenty of time to visit because there are many things to see and learn about from our historical past. The buildings and surroundings are well planned for visitors of all ages.
Written 20 July 2022
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