Gayle Cotterill makes sure everything is in order for the re-opening of the Childers Pharmaceutical Museum. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON
Gayle Cotterill makes sure everything is in order for the re-opening of the Childers Pharmaceutical Museum. Photo: GARY HUTCHISON

Museum receives injection of care

THE Childers Pharmaceutical Museum will get a good dose of attention after the Bundaberg Regional Council announced a refurbishment project is set for the tourist attraction.

Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch said the council's tourism team had developed an innovative and unique business plan to completely refurbish the museum operation to retain its significance as a popular visitor attraction for the Childers area.

“Council is very keen to invigorate the museum so as to showcase one of Australia's best collections of pharmaceutical memorabilia in a central location in the region's heritage town,” Cr Pyefinch said.

"We recognise the importance of the collection and the hard work started over 20 years ago by Nancy Calder and the Isis Shire Council in retaining this unique collection here in Childers.”

Cr Pyefinch said the plan was that museum operations would become an extension of the popular Childers Visitor Information Centre.

Prior to December 31, the museum shared tenancy of the location with the former Mawara Aboriginal and Islander Arts and Crafts store, which closed with the retirement of the proprietor Jenny Woodman.

The council has since assumed complete occupancy of the premises.

Refurbishment is expected to be completed by the end of February, with an opening planned before Easter.


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