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. 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 (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 memorabilia, collections of items and even entire buildings which have been lovingly preserved and restored...
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 Infantry Forces' 'Rising Sun' Badge provides a roll call, but look closely: it's not alphabetical. The sla...
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 building.
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 when visiting Logan.
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 artifacts that unfold to an incredible journey through the ages to the modern city that is the City...
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 represented in the current population, its a living dynamic history. Their enthusiasm to share the...
Mayes Cottage is a beautiful, intact example of early 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.
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 to the seven local men who had died in WWI. It was produced by AL Petrie and Son of Toowong, the lar...
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 and is open by appointment for community members and researchers.