- Corner of Swan Street & Isis Street, Longreach QLD 4730
- Opening hours
- Call venue to check opening times
- Adult $10; Concession $8; Child $5; Family $22 (2A + 2C)
The Longreach Powerhouse Museum will amaze you!
This museum is unique in that it houses an electrical industry collection second to none and of National significance and a growing collection of social history relating to the Longreach area. The Power Station building is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register and the site on the Register of the National Estate.
Electricity was first generated from this site for the town of Longreach in December 1921. The power station, then owned and operated by the Longreach Shire Council was built by local contractors for a cost in excess of £19,000.
The Social History building was the Longreach Office of the Regional Electricity Board from 1965-1991. It now houses the museum's conservation storeroom and a small collection of Longreach social history. This includes: 1948 era classroom built for the Primary School Centenary in 1993; the remains of the Longreach School of Arts Museum (1930-1970); a replica Airport Control Centre; and a collection commercial office equipment, circa 1908-1950 from local business houses.