National Carriage Collection
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.
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.
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 were the public passenger vehicles for towns and suburbs.
Carriages were fancy vehicles used by wealthy people who could afford drivers and grooms.