This rather small museum showcases the changing nature of the peninsula since 1799. It also offers a glimpse into the life of the Ningy Ningy – the Aboriginal inhabitants of Redcliffe. One of the fascinating facts we came across was that the Ningy Ningy used to train porpoises to help them catch fish.
The museum houses different exhibitions throughout the year. We wandered through “Kids at Play: A Century of Learning through Play”. The exhibit till the end of May 2009 is “Going to the Gums …. Lazaret on Peel Island”. It tells the stories of men, women and children who were incarcerated on Peel Island because of Hansen’s disease (leprosy).
I want to especially mention the wonderful staff of the museum: you’ll have to go a long way to find people that are friendlier and more helpful.
The museum is located at 75 Anzac Ave and entry is free.