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A Little About Our Collection

Mural at the Kingston Railway Station showing the Kingston Butter Factory Logo

The Logan City Historical Museum hosts a variety of historical and personal memorabilia – this collection includes butter factory production machinery, cream records dating back to the Kingston Buttery Factory’s founding, and gold mine and WWII airfield photographs. With a growing collection, the museum creates a picture of life in and around the Logan area spanning a century and a half.  Other attractions at the museum include the Butterbox Theatre, the Community Arts and Crafts Centre and the Logan River and District Family History Society. The Community Centre also has a Canteen, serving a range of refreshments, snacks and hot food.

A Brief History of the Kingston Butter Factory

The Logan City Historical Museum is situated in the old Kingston Butter Factory. At the time, the land was owned by James Trahey, but the project was built by Waugh and Josephson for £3,600. Construction was completed in 1907 following a meeting between dairy farmers in 1906 over the construction of a co-operative factory for the districts close by such as: Nerang, Coomera, Tamborine, Pimpama, Ceder Creek and Chambers Flat. The Butter Factory in Kingston was churning out approximately 40-50 tons of butter per week by 1932, after commencing production 25 years earlier on the 13th of May 1907.  The railway to the side of the factory was built in 1911, along with staff lodging.

Later taken over by Peters, in 1958, the factory was diversified into producing milk, cottage cheese, baker’s cheese alongside butter. However, the production ceased on April 15, 1983 – though the building was acquired by the Logan City Council five years later in 1988. It was through following council and federal funding that the Kingston Butter Factory became the Logan City Historical Museum, encompassing a museum, theatre, arts and crafts shop and community function areas.

Some of the Display areas within the Logan City Museum at the Kingston Butter factory.

Article from “Our Logan: Our City Magazine” Volume 12 October 2011

A brief description of the Museum and our volunteers and our activities.

L-R: Sharon East, Councillor Graham Able, Bernie Lopez, David Amiet

How to Contact the Logan City Historical Museum:

By phone: 07 3208 3943

By email: lchms@bigpond.com

In person: Kingston Butter Factory, Milky Way, Kingston. QLD. 4114 – between 10:00am and 4:30pm daily (except for Christmas, Good Friday and ANZAC Day).

Can’t find us? – Click here for our Google Maps location.

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Comments
  1. Nicole says:

    well done lchms!… fabulous website. Looking forward to following the progress of your project.

    Regards, Nicole

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