Heritage, Arts & Culture

With people from more than 217 ethnicities calling Logan home, our city is one of the most diverse communities in Australia. You can learn more about these cultures through a range of experiences, including a visit to the Global Village Markets in Woodridge on a Sunday or by touring the Chung Tian Buddhist Temple in Underwood.

Discover our city’s long and fascinating history at our historical villages and museums, where you learn about our original Indigenous inhabitants through to colonial settlement and later farming communities.

Self-guided Art and Heritage TrailsWe also have self-guided Public Art and Heritage Trails you can follow: (http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/arts-culture-and-heritage/heritage).

Logan River Tinnie TrailIf you’re interested in local European settlement history and have your own boat, you can follow the Logan River Tinnie Trail. It’s a self-guided heritage trail offering insight into the Logan River’s fascinating history, using interpretive signs.

(http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/about-logan/history/publications/logan-river-tinnie-trail)

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

Forest of Memories

This collection of 15 large totems creates an outdoor museum honouring significant people in local history. The interpretive bollards light up at night, sitting atop a high grassy mound in the centre of Logan Village. At any time it's an interesting and evocative display worth setting aside time for on your journey.

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Forest of Memories

Kingston Butter Factory Community Arts Centre

The iconic butter factory combines art, history and natural beauty, right in the heart of Kingston. Picnic in the leafy manicured grounds and then explore the historic building, home to contemporary and traditional art collections, the Logan City Historical Museum and Queensland’s largest permanent craft display. Originally built in 1932, the butter factory transformed into a visitor attraction in...

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Kingston Butter Factory Community Arts Centre

Logan Art Gallery

The Logan Art Gallery is a welcoming, contemporary space showcasing local artists and high profile touring exhibitions from Queensland and interstate galleries. Exhibitions change every six weeks. The gallery hosts workshops for all ages throughout the year, including for youngsters during school holidays. You’ll also find a stunning range of handmade gifts, collectibles, ceramic works, jewellery ...

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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

Nestled on a hill among giant mango trees, this colonial house museum offers a chance to experience a unique part of Logan’s heritage. The cottage, originally built in 1887, remains intact as an example of early European settlement. The property includes the original slab hut, cowbells, barn and cream shed.

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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

Experience the world¹s oldest culture at Spirits of the Red Sand, Australia’s newest and most interactive Aboriginal Live Theatre Show and Dinner Experience. Journey from Dreamtime to Australia of the 1800s as all your senses are engaged. Located halfway between Gold Coast and Brisbane, this 2.5 hour live 'roving' theatre experience combines powerful story-telling, songs, dance and chants and...

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Spirits of the Red Sand

Thunderbird Park™ - Scenic Rim, Gold Coast Region

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™ - Scenic Rim, Gold Coast Region

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