National Carriage Collection

Cobb & Co coach

Follow the clues and meet the intriguing characters in our new interactive National Carriage Gallery.

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

There are 47 vehicles on display including the original W.R.F Bolton Collection of 28 horse-drawn vehicles.

Wagons
Four wheeled wagons pulled heavy loads across the Darling Downs. 

Carts and drays
Two wheeled carts and drays were used to carry wool bales, milk cream and other produce. 

Buggies
Four wheeled buggies were light and stylish. They were used to transport people. 

Sulkies and gigs
Sulkies and gigs were light and fast and a popular form of travel for people. 

Cobb & Co. Coaches
Coaches were passenger vehicles for people travelling long distances between towns. 

Omnibuses
Omnibuses were the public passenger vehicles for towns and suburbs. 

Carriages
Carriages were fancy vehicles used by wealthy people who could afford drivers and grooms.

National Carriage Collection

Cobb & Co coach

Follow the clues and meet the intriguing characters in our new interactive National Carriage Gallery.

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

There are 47 vehicles on display including the original W.R.F Bolton Collection of 28 horse-drawn vehicles.

Wagons
Four wheeled wagons pulled heavy loads across the Darling Downs. 

Carts and drays
Two wheeled carts and drays were used to carry wool bales, milk cream and other produce. 

Buggies
Four wheeled buggies were light and stylish. They were used to transport people. 

Sulkies and gigs
Sulkies and gigs were light and fast and a popular form of travel for people. 

Cobb & Co. Coaches
Coaches were passenger vehicles for people travelling long distances between towns. 

Omnibuses
Omnibuses were the public passenger vehicles for towns and suburbs. 

Carriages
Carriages were fancy vehicles used by wealthy people who could afford drivers and grooms.