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Cobb+Co Museum

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Address: 27 Lindsay St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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+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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Great Family Outing

A wonderful lesson in Australian history brought to life in this interesting exhibit. Certainly worth a visit and stay on for a good coffee and snack at the coffee shop. Cobb & Co... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful lesson in Australian history brought to life in this interesting exhibit. Certainly worth a visit and stay on for a good coffee and snack at the coffee shop. Cobb & Co also has a really good Gift Shop with excellent merchandise at reasonable prices. We will be heading back there next time we have out-of-town visitors.

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Brisbane Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every Australian should visit this museum! The historical displays are really well designed and informative. The Cobb & Co stage coach range and collection is extensive. A visit will help you appreciate the importance of transport in developing our vast country and the hardships our early pioneers endured. SUMMARY *Cafe has an excellent range of fresh snacks and meals. *Gift... More 

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Thank TumbleweedsTraveller
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting history of Australia at thus museum with great displays of early horse drawn vehicles and a workshop capable of making many of the associated equipment suck as wood turning saddlery blacksmithing. Staff were very helpful and interested to share their knowledge.

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Thank Clara N
Redcliffe, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Around $25 for coffee and a large basic meal. Very enjoyable but not a huge menu and fairly limited gluten free options; the cafe is more of an addition to the museum which adds somewhere very pleasant and refreshing to recharge your body after a discovery tour of the museum.

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Thank Eaglerider53
Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great cup of coffee after I surveyed the excellent exhibitions on show. I especially liked the great display of blacksmith creations. I bought a wonderful letter opener. Superbly organised!

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Thank DACCLES
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Cobb and Co for lunch with friend. We had a nice cafe style lunch (steak sandwich for me) and there was no compliants. They also serve beer and wine which was good. We sat in the sun outside whilst the children played and didn't need to worry about them disturbing others as there is enough room that they... More 

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Thank Georgie C
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to take children as there is little activities for them to do. Nice place for a coffee and catch up with a friend.

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Thank Cheryl H
Gilgandra, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Worth a visit. Great for international tourists & Australian school children. Range of exhibitions and workshops available on special weekends

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Thank OldiesdriveOz
Newcastle Australia
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This place has the original cobb and co carriages, complete with talking information points in front of each exhibit. The guides/staff are super friendly and so informative.

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Thank fuzzyrhino
Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Took our elderly uncle and aunt to Cobb & Co for a look around and a light lunch. They thoroughly enjoyed all the old items on display and certainly was a great conversation starter, things they hadn't seen. For many years. We then enjoyed a lovely coffee and light meal in the cafe. Very good and highly recommend

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