Loudoun House Museum was established in 1984 and is the oldest high-set timber and corrugated iron house in North Queensland. It was entrusted to the people of Irvinebank by the Queensland government as a museum reserve in trust.
The museum was first opened for Irvinebank’s centenary in 1981 with a display of borrowed artifacts, which were housed in part of the top floor. The bottom floor was still occupied as the office of the Irvinebank State Treatment Works.
With the lease of the State Treatment Works in 1984 the museum set up a small display in part of the bottom floor. In 1993 the museum underwent a major face-lift and both the top and bottom floors were used as display areas. A computer data base system was introduced to catalogue Photos, Artifacts, and Documents etc.
A small museum shop was established in 1995 where we sell post cards and North Queensland history books. The museum has a fine collection of local history on display. The museum also has a very good collection of photographs, documents, newspapers, books and journals, which are used regularly by people researching family history in the area.
The museum offers a family research service for a small fee.
Loudoun House Museum is volunteer run non-profit organisation.
7 days a week
10:00 am to 4.00 pm
Closed Christmas day and Good Friday..
Adults – $7.00
Pensioners and Senior card holders – $5.00
Children – $2.00
Children under 10 free
All donations over $2.00 to Loudoun House Museum are tax deductible.