National honours for heritage site
HERITAGE-listed Bankfoot House has been highly commended at the 2019 Museums and Galleries National Awards.
The award was for the precinct’s Raising the Benchmark initiative, that aimed to increase visitors by installing new permanent exhibitions.
Cr Rick Baberowski said the award recognised “an outstanding museum experience and heritage icon for the Sunshine Coast”.
“The Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct and its stunning setting is capturing the hearts of Sunshine Coast residents, and now the refreshed interpretive displays and restored shed offer visitors a deep dive history experience and window into the lives of a significant family and period of our local history,” he said.
“Thanks as always to the Friends of Bankfoot House who have played an important role in the evolution of the heritage precinct. Their commitment, research and cataloguing of the collection has helped us to transform the interpretative displays.”