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What is the Gold Coast known for? There’s the city’s kilometres upon kilometres of golden sand where you can sit and watch the sun rise or set with your beloved. It is also a place with a laid-back charm but still offers plenty regarding nightlife and gastronomic options. Its beautiful hinterlands contrast with its gorgeous coastal suburbs.

But when it comes to the arts and history, the Gold Coast is as impressive. Here with your spouse or partner on a holiday, and you’re looking for museums and art galleries for a fun date? Then join us as we visit the city’s different museums and art galleries you can visit for a romantic date.

Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Ideas at the Gold Coast Museums and Galleries

Gold Coast Motor Museum

Arrange a date at the Gold Coast Motor Museum if you and your spouse or partner are interested in cars and want to know more about their history. This Gold Coast museum features over 80 vehicles from different eras that will make any car enthusiast’s heart happy.

Once you’re done marvelling at the Gold Coast Motor Museum’s extensive collection, you can stroll to Stanleys Barn Restaurant & Bar for some snacks and refreshments. Feast on delicious fares crafted by the restaurant’s award-winning chef. The restaurant has a distinct rustic feel that matches the museum’s vibe. It is also open for events and large groups, so you can book it if you plan to propose to your sweetheart or hold your anniversary.

The Gold Coast Motor Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Check out this page for its schedule and other information about this unique museum.

Southport Military Heritage Museum

Another unique museum you can go to for a date on the Gold Coast, QLD, is the Southport Military Heritage Museum. Don’t forget to drop by this museum if you or your spouse are interested in military history and memorabilia.

This museum also contains photos, medals, and uniforms from the past. Remember that this museum is only open on the first Sunday of every second month, so talk to the volunteers first to confirm your visit. It is in Southport, only a few minutes drive from your Burleigh Heads accommodation.

Learn more about this museum and get in touch with the management here

Gold Coast Wax Museum

Want to spend your date night close to your Burleigh Heads, QLD hotel? Drive north to Surfers Paradise and marvel at the wax figures painstakingly crafted by the world’s best sculptors.

Check out wax figures of famous people, including the Prince and Princess of Wales, Australian politicians, movie characters, and significant historical figures. The wax museum is also home to a thrilling chamber of horrors, dioramas about Australia’s past, and replicas of the Crown Jewels. 

The Wax Museum is open from Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm. You can walk into the museum at any of these hours or book your spot online here.

Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum

Curious about the Gold Coast’s history? Then, spend a day exploring the Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum. It is an open-air museum where you can stroll through various houses and buildings from the Gold Coast’s past. Check out the Okey House, a house built in the early 1930s and relocated entirely to the museum grounds in 2003. 

Additionally, there is the magnificent Franklin House, constructed in 1956. You’ll also see the Nerang Railway Station, Slab Hut, Cream Shed, and The Lock-up.

The open-air museum is open only on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. Give the museum a call at 07 5559 1457 or send them a message at for bookings. 

Dirty Hands Art Space

Art is for more than simply viewing and pondering about. Everyone can create a piece of art, and you can create yours at Dirty Hands studio. This Burleigh Heads studio offers adult pottery classes, making it a great bonding experience for you and your spouse/partner.

Join their Pottery Hand Building if you want a short and casual class on creating a bowl, mug, or vase. They also offer a Sip and Spin class if you want to sip on something refreshing while trading anecdotes and childhood stories with your date. These classes are beginner-friendly and take only a few hours to complete.

If you and your partner are interested in pottery, book Dirty Hands’ more intensive courses that typically run for four to five weeks. Here, you’ll learn the basics of pottery and delve deep into designing your tableware and more.

Dirty Hands also has a Mud Club, and the studio is open for Kiln Hire. Learn more about this studio and book your spot here.

Thinking Hand Studios

If you’re not into pottery, check out Thinking Hand Studios instead. This Burleigh Heads art studio offers casual and in-depth classes for different disciplines, including antique furniture restoration, jewellery making, and sculpture. If you’re taking the kids with you on your romantic rendezvous, you can check out the studio’s classes designed for kids.

Want to make your silver ring? Check out Thinking Hand Studios’ casual sessions. Spend at least two hours learning how to craft jewellery with your spouse or partner. There are also in-depth courses to turn jewellery-making into a business or hobby.

You can buy gifts for your partner afterwards at the studio’s shop. Here, you’ll find course vouchers and jewellery-making tools. Visits are by appointment only. Learn more about Thinking Hand Studios here and contact them here.

Surfers International Art Gallery Gold Coast, QLD

The Surfers International Art Gallery Gold Coast is a small gallery in neighbouring Surfers Paradise. If you’re looking for a work of art to gift your loved one, this is the place to be. This gallery features portraits, landscapes, still life, and more.

It’s pretty cosy, but there are plenty of art pieces. The gallery is open from Mondays to Fridays, but call or message them first to book your appointment.

Stay at 2nd Avenue and Rekindle Your Romance on the Gold Coast.

Are you planning a romantic getaway on the Gold Coast? Stay at 2nd Avenue, and we promise to make your holiday romantic and unforgettable. Our Burleigh Heads apartments come well-equipped to ensure that you have a comfortable stay. Have a romantic dinner in your room, or open the balcony door to savour your food while overlooking the ocean or the city.

We’re located near the pristine Burleigh Heads beach, so you can unwind, swim, or surf whenever you want. Major attractions are only a few minutes’ drive from 2nd Avenue, giving you the perfect blend of thrilling adventures and quiet afternoons during your stay.

Book your Burleigh Heads luxury apartment today.


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