Family explore a Royal Mail mail carriage

National Carriage Collection

Permanent exhibition

Recommended for all ages

Queensland Museum Cobb+Co


About the exhibition

Experience Australia's finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in the National Carriage Collection at Queensland Museum Cobb+Co.

Discover how horse-drawn vehicles shaped our social history and impacted Australia’s development.

The National Carriage Collection features 50 vehicles of different types, each of which played a significant role in the development of Queensland:

  • Cobb & Co. coaches were passenger vehicles for people travelling long distances between towns.
  • Four wheeled buggies were light and stylish, and were used to transport people.
  • Four wheeled wagons pulled heavy loads across the Darling Downs.
  • Two wheeled carts and drays were used to carry wool bales, milk cream and other produce.
  • Sulkies and gigs were light and fast and a popular form of travel for people.
  • Omnibuses were the public passenger vehicles for towns and suburbs.
  • Carriages were fancy vehicles used by wealthy people who could afford drivers and grooms.

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Virtual Tour

Explore the National Carriage Collection from anywhere in the world with our virtual tour. Navigate around the exhibition to uncover stories, objects, videos and more.

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