Kingston Butter Factory


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The Kingston Butter Factory Community Arts Centre is located on Milky Way, Kingston.

History

Dairying was one of the major industries in this area around the turn of the century. The original Butter Factory was a timber structure built in 1907; it was reclad in brick and modernised in 1932. By this time, the factory was producing 40 - 50 tons of butter per week.

The dairy company Peters took over in 1958 and diversified the factory into producing milk, cottage and baker's cheese, but production ceased in 1983. The building was then acquired by Logan City Council and converted to a community centre as a Bicentennial project in 1988.

The refurbished building now houses the Butterbox Theatre, a community arts centre, canteen and a museum. The museum is open 10 am to 4 pm seven days.

Tours

For large group or organised tour visits, please book in advance as preparation is required for morning or afternoon teas. Please phone 07 3808 2900 to book visits.

The arts and crafts cooperative

The Arts and Crafts Cooperative houses both contemporary and traditional works as well as arts and crafts (the biggest display in Queensland) by local artists. For further information on the centre please phone Cathy Windsor on 07 3808 2900.

The Logan City Historical Museum Society Inc

The Logan City Historical Museum Society Inc. operates the Logan City Historical Museum, which contains memorabilia from the past and is open between 10 am and 4 pm daily. To find out more about the museum, visit the Logan City Historical Museum Blog, or contact the Logan City Historical Museum Society Inc. on 07 3208 3943 or email lchms@bigpond.com.

Butterbox Theatre, The Atrium and solar BBQ for hire

The Butter Box Theatre is available for hire for performances by schools, organisations and theatre groups. The Atrium is also available for hire and can seat between 100 - 125 people. While you're there, why not make use of Australia's first solar power barbecue? For bookings please phone 07 3412 5410.