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Cobb+Co Museum

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Address: 27 Lindsay St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4659 4900
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Toowoomba's must-see tourist destination! Part of the Queensland Museum...

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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A great morning with the family

Our family (kids 3, 9 and 11) had a great morning at Cobb & Co. We spent about two hours there (including stopping for morning tea). It is very reasonably priced. (Free if... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Our family (kids 3, 9 and 11) had a great morning at Cobb & Co. We spent about two hours there (including stopping for morning tea). It is very reasonably priced. (Free if you're a Toowoomba local). Even our 12 year old daughter found it interesting. The tour was a good start and gave some interesting facts. We watched blacksmithing... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We visited the Cobb+Co Museum while in Toowoomba. We loved every single minute we spent here. The museum houses Australia's largest collection of horse drawn vehicles such as Cobb+Co coaches for long distance travel, wagons, carts & drays, sulkies, gigs, omnibuses (public passenger vehicles - buses) and carriages. With each display a bit of the history of the town and... More 

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Thank SynSop
Brentwood, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

What a nice surprise finding this museum in Toowoomba! Interesting building design that is next to Queen's park.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Surprised by the quality of old carriages and factual information displayed at each area. There are also hands on workshops which I missed out on but they look interesting. Heaps of things for kids to do and a cafe there also. Staff were friendly and the map handed out was helpful. Reasonable cost for the quality of setup.

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Thank leenazza
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This museum is not only about coaches and mail runs etc, but it also has small displays of indigenous people, electricity and prehistoric animals. The main showroom is various displays of old coaches, and some or most of them have boxes with personal items relating to a certain story concerning the display. Children's play area doted around the museum, near... More 

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Thank Maria S
Golden Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

A planned half hour visit to this Cobb & Co museum/display led to about 3 hours, and we'd like to go back again. Some original Cobb & Co coaches were displayed and a number of restorations and re-creations, all of them excellent and very educational. Watch cart wheels being built. See the 1st ambulance litter in Queensland. Learn how different... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit- there was a lot to see and the information provided via the "talking boxes" added a small window into the lives of people of the day. It is wonderful see so many restored original horse drawn vehicles and even an early motor vehicle - the beginning of the end of the horse era. The museum was extremely... More 

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Thank Rhonda S
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had certainly expected old coaches but the additions of history of Toowoomba, indigenous displays and energy displays were unexpected extras.

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Thank Cheryl C
Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Pleasant enough place but would avoid during school holidays due to children's play area in middle of the cafe. Lunch menu is limited. I had quiche and salad, quiche was dry from sitting for ages before serving. Salad was fresh though. I would say it is a better place for coffee rather than lunch.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

There is so much everyone can get from this place. The cafe has an awesome play area in the centre for little ones, and there is also a little educational play area for maybe age 3-10 up the ramp from the entrance. The museum is free for locals and only a small fee for those who are visiting. It is... More 

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