The Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Society is a society that restores and exhibits machinery of the past, anything from steamrollers to lawnmowers. At our premises at Old Petrie Town, we have workshop facilities, store areas and exhibition areas to restore and exhibit machines. With close to 100 members, there is constant work being done to restore one thing or another making our society a very active group. We attend many machinery shows and exhibitions across the state, showing the hard work our members put in to restore old-time machinery. We believe that by displaying our machinery in restored condition, our Museum is showing what these machines would have looked like and how they operated, so that visitors can have an appreciation of these machines - showing that they should be preserved rather than sold for scrap and consequently lost to the community.