The Big Rig – Oil Patch Museum

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Location: 2 Riggers Road, Roma, QLD

About The Big Rig – Oil Patch Museum


As the original birth place of the Australia’s Oil and Gas industry, the Roma area is well known for its natural gas assets and recent increases in demand for natural gas has seen strong industry development throughout the region.

The Big Rig provides valuable insight into the hardships and heroic stories of the oil drilling and exploration. A visit to the ‘Oil Patch’ enables visitors to get up close to the impressive rigs that played a crucial role in the industry, interpretative displays, historical machinery including the last steam driven oil rig and one of the first diesel powered rigs used in Australia.