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 TRAILS
Logan also have self-guided Public Art and Heritage Trails you can follow.
LOGAN RIVER TINNIE TRAIL
If 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.
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. Logan Village is situated between Waterford and Tamborine and is an ideal location. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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.