Group visits

Visiting The Story Bank and Portside

For enquiries about your school or group visiting The Story Bank please contact us on (07) 4123 7221 or send an email to

To make a booking, please fill out our group booking form and email to

The Story Bank can also offer access to three other museums for students and groups to explore within the Portside Precinct. Portside has all the attractions within walking distance and bus parking located out the front of the Customs Residence. To book please call (07) 4190 5722 or email

  • The Bond Store was where the Imports and Exports were stored until the tariff on these goods was paid. The earthen floor and handmade clay bricks in the original 1864 section still exist today. This museum displays the early history of the Port of Maryborough through which more than 22,000 free settlers entered Australia. The Bond Store is temporarily closed for repairs.
  • The Customs House -  The glorious colonial architecture of the Customs House and Residence, honours the once significant influence of Her Majesty’s Customs Service on the city of Maryborough. Step inside and hear the stories of immigrants who came from afar and uncover the inspirational history of the families who pioneered this important Queensland settlement. The Customs House is temporarily closed for building maintenance.
  • The Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum is regarded as one of the best community museums in Australia with almost 8,000 items of military and colonial memorabilia. Located at 106 Wharf Street and built in 1879, this building has an extensive display of uniforms, historic vehicles and memorabilia including a Victoria Cross.