Heritage, Arts & Culture

Like many regions in Queensland, the City of Logan has a long and fascinating history, from the original Indigenous inhabitants, the arrival of Europeans, to colonial life and later farming communities. The City of Logan is home to more than 200 diverse cultures from around the world and offers a rich array of experiences to explore.

Take a guided tour through a Buddhist Temple or attend a regular cultural ceremony or festival. Immerse yourself in art and history at one of Logan’s Museums or Galleries. We have charming historical attractions where you can learn about our past and step back in time to experience what life was like long before iPads and keyless entry cars.

The City of Logan also has self-guided heritage trails you can follow. The Public Art and Heritage Trail: Logan Village to Beenleigh (PDF 5552 KB) guides you from one Logan’s heritage ‘hot spots’ to another, via the picturesque Tygum Lagoon at Watervale. There are several trails that can be accessed here Interactive Map The Logan River Tinnie Trail is a great way to explore history on the water, as some of the most significant sites and landmarks are along the Logan River – the lifeblood of early communities.

Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum

Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum (BHV&M) takes you on a journey of years gone by. This collection of our heritage organised as a village is dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of the old Beenleigh region for current and future generations. A popular tourist destination for school students, families and seniors tours, the Beenleigh Historical Village features early Australia memorab...

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Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum

Beenleigh War Memorial

Local war memorials hold a wealth of information that the National War Memorial's records cannot readily show: the impact WWI had on a community through enlistment, and death. Beenleigh's war memorial was unveiled by Lieutenant Governor William Lennon on 21 November 1925. Its original location was at the road junction in the town centre. This white sculpted slab, topped by the Australian Infantr...

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Beenleigh War Memorial

Chung Tian Temple

Chung Tian Temple was constructed using traditional Chinese architecture in 1992. Surrounded by nature, the Temple provides a peaceful and culturally beautiful venue for the community to celebrate their multicultural diversity and multi-faith harmony through Humanistic Buddhism. School and visitor tours are conducted and you are invited to explore the grounds which are filled with wildlife. The Te...

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Chung Tian Temple

Kingston Butter Factory Community Arts Centre

Step back in time and explore this historic former butter factory at Kingston, in the City of Logan. Discover a wealth of historical artefacts at the Logan City Historical Museum. The butter factory also hosts collections of contemporary and traditional art and has Queensland's biggest display of crafts. Bring a picnic and enjoy the manicured grounds and shady trees that surround this iconic build...

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Kingston Butter Factory Community Arts Centre

Logan Art Gallery

See the best local and high calibre touring art exhibitions at the Logan Art Gallery. This contemporary space is the City of Logan's artistic hub and is the best place in town for a creative fix. You can book in for workshops and floor talks and there are always activities for the kids during the holidays. The gallery is one of the most dynamic art spaces in South-East Queensland and a must do whe...

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Logan Art Gallery

Logan City Historical Museum

Set within the grounds of the magnificent Kingston Butter Factory the Logan City Historical Museum is a wonderful journey through the annals of local history. Curated and continually updated the exhibitions provide an intriguing story of the characters, incidents and milestones of this relatively unknown but integral part of South East Queensland. Arguably a hidden treasure trove of highly valued...

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Logan City Historical Museum

Logan Village Museum

Make sure you visit the beautiful little village that is Logan Village. Its museum and their wonderful volunteers are very keen to preserve the 150 plus years of local history and share the many stories that it includes. Their work is centred on an area that is triangulated by Tamborine, Jimboomba to Waterford with Logan Village at its centre. There are still many of the Pioneer Families who are...

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Logan Village Museum

Mayes Cottage Museum

Mayes Cottage is a beautiful, intact example of early European settlement of the Logan region and includes the original slab hut (1873), the house (1887), cowbells, barn and cream shed. Outside, there are mango trees which complement the scenic locality of this property which has views to Mount Tamborine. Mayes Cottage is now a colonial house museum and popular with school groups and tourists. Clo...

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Mayes Cottage Museum

Pimpama and Ormeau War Memorial

In church grounds at Pimpama, halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, stands a stone memorial-a soldier statue, his head bowed, hands crossed and resting on his rifle, a tree trunk supporting him. It is, in fact, a replica of the original which was unveiled in 1919 following a public subscription. The original stood in the cemetery of Pimpama Uniting (previously Methodist) Church, a tribute ...

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Pimpama and Ormeau War Memorial

Spirits of the Red Sand

Spirits of the Red Sand brings Aboriginal history and culture to life through powerful storytelling, dramatic live theatre and unique touring experiences designed to engage all your senses. For those wanting to immerse themselves in Aboriginal culture, customs and the stories that have been passed through the generations of time, these are the tours for you. Spirits of the Red Sand is a brand ne...

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Spirits of the Red Sand

Thunderbird Parkā„¢

Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain takes adventure holidays to the top. This magnificent property is less than an hour from Brisbane and Gold Coast. Come for the day or stay and play. This rainforest playground has it all. Onsite adventures make Thunderbird Park an exciting experience for every age group. Find treasure filled thundereggs formed when dinosaurs roamed the earth, play laser sk...

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Thunderbird Park™

Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Research Centre

The Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Research Centre is dedicated to recording and promoting traditional knowledge in the Yugambeh Language Region, which extends through the Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim regions. The Yugambeh Museum boasts an extensive research library, numerous exhibitions and the regions most comprehensive Indigenous language documents. The museum has a public space an...

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Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Research Centre