RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre
The RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre was built to honour this great Australian and pay tribute to the bush skills and culture that the bush was founded upon. Here visitors can learn about RM Williams’ story, bush skills, Indigenous artifacts, view the Dot Hamilton cattle exhibition, be inspired with bush poetry, and appreciate the skills shared in a leathercraft workshop or demonstration. The Centre also has a modern gallery space and exhibits many talented local and travelling artists.
Eidsvold is the self-proclaimed ‘Beef Capital’ of the NOrth Burnett and has a rich history of successful cattle properties, droving teams and record sized cattle sales. Eidsvold is also where RM Williams chose to settle after leaving South Australia in the 1950’s, seeking a challenge and settling on a property along the Auburn River near Eidsvold. RM’s connection to Eidsvold is apparent still today, with reminders of his tenure in the small community’s various stone buildings and numerous friendly locals sharing their stories. RM’s property ‘Rockybar’ is also his final resting place, where he is at peace in the quiet bush outside of Eidsvold.
The Centre is situated along Australia’s Country Way, the A3, and is only a short walk to town, close the bushland, Showgrounds, Golf Course and Saleyards.
The Centre also offers a pet-friendly, self-contained RV Stop for $10 / van / night. Toilets are available for campers.
The Son et Lumiere is the outdoor Light and Sound Show held every night at the Centre. Playing at 7pm and 8pm this must see show shares the story of RM Williams, with local story tellers, poets, and drovers sharing interesting stories of life in the bush. The Show is projected onto a customised steel Sculpture called the ‘Language of the Land’. Read about this special sculpture here: https://www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/language-of-the-land/
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10am – 2pm
Closed: Good Friday, Anzac day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).
- Visitor Information and Driver Reviver – Free
- General admission – $5
- Family admission – $15 (2 adults and 2 children)
- Additional children – $2
- Children under 15 – $2.5
- Children under 5 – Free
Son et Lumiere – Light and Sound Show
While you are visiting the Center make sure you stay for the ‘Son et Lumiere’ – Light and Sound Show, a customised steel sculpture that comes to life with illuminated local stories. Here you will learn more of our Australian icon and locals that lived, loved and worked in the area. Hear their stories of bushcrafts, bush antics and poetry.
The FREE ‘Light Show’ can be viewed each evening at 7PM & 8PM.
Current Exhibition – “My Country Core”
The current Gallery Exhibition is from artist Marlene Millard, titled “My Country Core”. My Country Core open to the public until 6 January 2021.
Please check back to this page again. The next round of workshops will be announced shortly.
For enquiries please contact the friendly staff: