Saturday, April 14, 2007

Wynnum Ambulance Museum

The Old Ambulance station on the corner of Tingal Rd and Cedar Street Wynnum is still used the the Queensland Ambulance Service. There are some administrative offices upstairs, but downstairs there is a unique museum. It is not open to the public on a regular basis, but can be opened by special appointment or group tour.

It is remarkable in that the museum houses the most extra ordinary memorabilia relating to the ambulance service in Queensland, and in Wynnum in particular. This building was opened as a working Ambulance Station in 1920.

They also house some old ambulance vehicles, and much in the way of archival material.

Anyone with an interest in health, emergency first aid, etc would find the whole exhibition most interesting. Also there is an auditiorium and for groups a wonderful presentation about the ambulance service in the area.

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