Operators come out of woodwork
GYMPIE’S iconic WoodWorks Forestry and Timber Museum came under new management yesterday.
Gympie Regional Council will be managing the facility while reviewing expressions of interest for the museum’s long-term operation and management.
“The property where the museum is located has had a long focus on forestry and the timber industry in the Gympie Region,” Mayor Ron Dyne said.
The WoodWorks Museum was officially opened on March 23, 1984, and was the first museum campus to be established by the Queensland Museum.
It was then officially closed on June 30, 2008, before being reopened on May 9, 2009.
“This facility has since been managed by Gympie Cooloola Tourism, however the opportunity for the ongoing management of the complex is now being offered,” Cr Dyne said.
He said the aim is to have the museum grow and develop in the services and attractions offered to residents and visitors to the region.
Under the new management of council, the museum will be open 10am to 4pm, Wednesda to Sunday.
Other visiting times can be arranged by appointment.
Operations will continue to be supported by a knowledgeable, dedicated and much appreciated band of volunteers.
For more information, contact the Gympie WoodWorks Museum on 5483 7691.