Mayes Cottage Museum
Mayes Cottage Museum
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Take the family to visit historic Mayes Cottage. Explore the old farmyard, the 1873 slab hut and 1887 cottage, home to the Mayes family for 100 years. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the cool breezes under the old mango trees or share a yarn on the veranda with our friendly voluntary guides. Experience a unique part of Logan’s heritage.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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margaretsmedley2018
Nottinghamshire, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
My husband and I were staying in Jimboomba which is very close to Mayes Cottage and were very pleased we decided to visit. It is a charming, original Queenslander and provides a very valuable insight to life and times of some of the first settlers in rural Queensland. The site is free to enter and is run by volunteers. Thank goodness for such wonderful people! We were pleased to take up the offer of a guided tour of the place given by the lady from the National Trust. She was very informative and pointed out many of the original items on display belonging to the Mayes family who lived there in the original slab hut in 1883 and built Mayes Cottage, Pleasant Place in 1886. We spent a good full morning there pleased to be lost in time. Well worth a visit!
Written 16 January 2019
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reviews6169
Brisbane, Australia1,907 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
Mayes Cottage Museum is free to enter and is run by volunteers and the Logan City Council. There is plenty of parking.
This museum is small but full of different things to see and read. If you have the time take go on a tour with a volunteer tour guide as the information is extremely interesting. Then finish the day by having a picnic on the grassy areas or under the large trees around the property.
A MUST DO!
Written 5 January 2018
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ashdavid100
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Love this place! My girlfriend and I visited on Thursday last week - great reminder of townhouses and rural farms of days gone by, nestled away from the busyness of the traffic out on Kingston Rd in quiet but built up residential area. Incredible how an old world gem can be found in an area like this.

Make sure to visit on a Thursday or a Friday though, they're not open any other days.
Written 9 April 2017
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KHillery
Meadowbrook, Australia427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
This is an adorable little cottage that gives visitors a glimpse of times gone by. My kids loved looking at all the items and chatting about what each did. Worth a visit.
Written 17 April 2016
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Lynda P
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
I haven't been here in a long time, but when I drove up, I found the place was very quiet. This is because it's only open two days a week - Thursdays and Fridays - due to the council unable to find volunteers to work weekends, unfortunately.

However, the history of this place is amazing.

This house was the one of the first working estates in Logan City. They owned a huge parcel of land which went from where you see the house now right down to Kingston Road, right along to Wembley Road, then to the rail line and back up to the house. The Mayes Family grew orchards of fruit trees, had cattle and worked with the Kingston Butter Factory (which is another great historical place to go to in Logan City as it was once a working Butter Factory, supplying butter to a good part of South East Queensland for some time).

The Mayes Cottage Museum has the original slab hut where the family used to live before the house was built, public toilets and picnic tables in the shade of trees where families can come and have lunch after walking around the grounds. There's massive mango trees which have dropped fruit (which are okay to pick up; as I took a few with me after checking to make sure possums and flying foxes didn't eat them first). The mangoes are plentiful - so much so, that there are just too many for them to pick.

Every couple of years, the Jazz'n'Shiraz Festival is held in the grounds of this wonderful place and it's a time for food, wine and entertainment to fill the grounds of Mayes Cottage. I've attended a couple of these and have had a great time! I encourage anyone who loves open air entertainment like this to look into buying a ticket to the next one.

So, do bring along your family to see this lovely little house, enjoy the history of this place and the quiet of it as well. It is so pretty and well-cared for by the ancestors of the Mayes Family and the Logan City Council. And seeing I used to work here a very long time ago, I have seen that nothing of this place has changed - except that the mango trees have grown bigger than the last time I volunteered there.
Written 25 January 2016
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PoppaMadison
Woodridge, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2014 • Family
Logan city council uses this local historical attraction as a venue to put on entertainment events which add a historical flavour. There you will find local talent and various stalls with arts and crafts.They even had ladies dressed in old English costume drawing wool on an old treadle machine. All in all a pleasant days outing when the festivities are on. Dates can be found on the Logan City Council website:-

www.logan.qld.gov.au
Written 12 June 2015
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John P
Brisbane, Australia1,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Couples
I visited Mayes Cottage with my wife on Thursday 11th June 2015, and we enjoyed every moment of our enlightening guided tour which lasted well over an hour.

Mayes Cottage is a charming museum and a monument to the pioneering spirit of the early settlers in Australia. The home is lovingly preserved and furnished with period furniture from the 1920s and 1930s, including a few items of heirloom belonging to the Mayes family. There are also many nostalgic artefacts on display, such as woodworking tools, irons, oil lamps, utensils, a Crown Dover wood stove in the kitchen, and various other implements and memorabilia. Also on the property is the original slab hut that belonged to the Mayes family. The lawns were beautifully maintained.

Geoff Treadgold, the experienced volunteer guide who showed us around the place, was an absolute delight. He was a fount of knowledge and his insights and affinity for the place transported us back to the bygone days of the property.
Written 12 June 2015
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LisaQuain
Brisbane, Australia130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
Such a cute little old house, so much old stuff to see in the house that has been perfectly restored / maintained. Lots of info on local history there too
Written 7 June 2015
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shehubada
Brisbane, Australia55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mayes cottage tells it all. Come here to see the lifestyle of people of the past. Rich culture and values, simplicity in it's best, affluent yet very humble lifestyle these people lived.
Written 8 September 2014
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