January 19th 2010
MI History and Craft Centre Inc. & Magnetic Museum
Magnetic Island History and Craft Centre and Magnetic Museum is a vital cultural resource for the Island and region. Following is basic information about the organisation, its aims and activities. (Ed.)
To preserve the history and cultural heritage of Magnetic Island and establish, maintain and promote a museum and centre for the Islandís cultural heritage and crafts
Statement of purpose for Magnetic Museum
To foster an active interest in the historical and cultural heritage of Magnetic Island by conserving, developing, maintaining, promoting and providing access to its museum collection
Magnetic Island History and Craft Centre is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization, managed and run by volunteers. MIHCC has full tax deductibility status with the Australian Taxation Office and is recognized as a charitable institution. The organization began as a craft co-operative c1980 and was incorporated on 23 October 1996. The Magnetic Island History and Craft Centre is located on Granite Street, Picnic Bay, near the Police Station.
MIHCC operates a museum and sells locally made craft and historical publications in the heritage listed Picnic Bay School and the historic relocated Butler Hut. Magnetic Museum shows Island history through permanent displays in the Butler Memorial Room and the school, and by changing and annual exhibitions. In Butler Hut the Hayles Room for Research can be used by visitors.
MIHCC promotes the production of quality craft on Magnetic Island and works with other groups and individuals to facilitate the preservation of the Islandís heritage.
New members are most welcome and anyone interested in joining can do so as a craft person and/or as a volunteer at the museum.
Open 10am to 2pm (closed Tuesdays) from Easter to Australia Day.
Butler Hut is open Wednesday to Friday and by appointment.
President: Zanita Davies 07 47785606
Postal address: c/- Post Office, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819