School Visits

The Pioneer Cottage provides an excellent venue, as the Buderim History Museum, for school groups that are studying local history as part of their curriculum. BHS welcomes school visits and BHS volunteers have developed an interesting interactive program to support school groups learning about local history.  There is a charge of $2 per student for organised school visits.

Year 2 Program

Year 5 Program

Pioneer Cottage Risk Assessment Guide for School Groups 2018


Sunshine Coast Environmental Education Centre

The Sunshine Coast EEC is a multipurpose curriculum venue working in partnership with teachers, schools, TAFE and the wider community to provide specialist environmental programs, professional development, advice and resources that meet the ongoing curriculum needs of state school students.

  • We offer learning opportunities for students from P -12 and TAFE.
  • We travel to more than 100 diverse sites in the Sunshine Coast region to deliver day programs and support residential programs.
  • We provide exciting, enjoyable, challenging, first-hand environmental experiences.

    The Sunshine Coast EECs programs:

  • are specific and developed in consultation with class teachers
  • align to the Australian Curriculum through Education Queensland’s C2C
  • integrate a range of subject areas
  • link with students’ background knowledge
  • are conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support among teachers and students
  • utilise the incredibly diverse natural attractions of the Sunshine Coast area
  • aim to increase the depth of understanding of natural systems and environmental issues and responsibilities.

Sunshine Coast Environmental Education Centre

Photographic Library

Photographs in our Collection are available for purchase on request:

Photographs Postcard size glossy $1.50

On plain paper suitable for school text

1 per Page $1.00

2 per page $1.25

3 per page $1.50

4 per page $2.00

Past History Talks

DVDs of all History Talks are available for borrowing and viewing on request. Recent History Talks were:

The Friends’ farm on the Mooloolah River – Bill Lavarack – 9 Jun 2018

The Crosby Family – Bernadette McMahon – 14 Apr 2018

History of Buderim War Memorial Hall – John McMahon – 10 Feb 2018

Churches and Religion on Buderim from Settlement – Ellen de Chastel – 5 Aug 2017

Buderim Garden Club – Gwyneth Sadgrove – 3 Jun 2017


The following publications are available for purchase by visiting Pioneer Cottage:

John Burnett’s Diary $5.00

South Sea Islanders $10.00

Along the Track $10.00

Beautiful Buderim (Street names) $5.00

Pioneer Cottage Booklet $2.00

Project Booklet of Pioneer Cottage $2.00

The House That Buderim Saved $15.00

Family favourites Cook Book $10.00

Classical to Digital (Montessori) Coloured $17.00

Classical to Digital – Black & White $10.00

Stories of Old Buderim $20.00

The Wartime Diary of Dorothea Burnett $15.00

Buderim’s Great War Effort $50.00

Mooloolaba’s Yesterdays  $20.00


  • Link to School Visits
  • Roles and Collections

Hire of BHS facilities

If you wish to hire BHS facilities please contact Pioneer Cottage on 07 54501966 and an Application Form will be provided. Charges are:

Pioneer Cottage Veranda and Garden: $20.00 per hour

Pioneer Cottage Veranda, Garden and Vise House, including kitchen facilities, crockery, cutlery etc: $30.00 per hour

Cleaning (if necessary): $20.00 per hour

Security Deposit: $100.00