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About Museum Of Tropical Queensland
The Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Museum of Tropical Queensland is the only branch of the Queensland Museum north of Brisbane. On Flinders Street in Townsville, our iconic building looks across Ross Creek in the city.
Our focus is on researching and interpreting the cultural and natural heritage of tropical Queensland.
The present museum opened in 2000 on the site of an earlier, smaller building. Its new and modern displays explore life in the tropics from pre-historic times to the modern era.
The star attraction is the HMS Pandora gallery. Sent to catch the famous Bounty and her mutinous crew, the Pandora sank off the coast of Cape York in 1791. Hundreds of amazing artefacts have been recovered from the wreck and are on display.
One of our most popular areas for kids is the Enhanted Rainforest, which focuses on one of North Queensland’s most iconic ecosystems, transporting visitors into the light and shade of Tropical Queensland’s rainforest environment. Built around an awe-inspiring recreation of a quandong tree and featuring a slide and rope bridge, children can learn about rainforest plants and animals in a safe and fun environment.
We also host a series of visiting displays from other museums. This brings fresh and engaging content that locals might not otherwise get a chance to see.
Research, Collections & Services
Maritime ArchaeologyThe Museum has one of the largest collections of shipwreck artefacts - with over 10 000 items collected from HMS Pandora.
CoralsWe are known world wide for the study of Great Barrier Reef and staghorn corals.
Tropical Natural HistoryFocusing on the taxonomic study of the tropical biota of Queensland and Indo-Pacific region.
We offer enticing public programs including monthly lectures and fun-filled school holiday programs. The Museum delivers curriculum-linked education programs for primary and secondary schools and develops specific education programs for tertiary institutions upon request.
Discover the natural and cultural heritage of North Queensland at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, the northernmost campus of Queensland Museum.
Our temporary exhibitions and displays change on a regular basis and our school holiday programs are great for beating the holiday blues.
FREE WiFi is available in all our galleries and the café.
Location: 70 – 102 Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland
9:30am to 5:00pm daily
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day
- Adult $15
- Child (3-15; must be accompanied by an adult 18+) $8.80
- Under 3 FREE
- Concession (pensioner and full time student) $11
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $38
- Adult $7.50
- Child (3-15; must be accompanied by an adult 18+) $4.40
- Under 3 FREE
- Concession (pensioner and full time student) $5.50
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $19
*Local admission prices apply to residents of the Townsville and Burdekin local government areas with proof of address.
Free admission applies to residents of the Charters Towers and Hinchinbrook local government areas with proof of address.
Discounts for pre-booked general admission groups over 10 people.
News By Museum Of Tropical Queensland
FREE DAY FOR TOWNSVILLE AND BURDEKIN LOCALS!
By Museum Of Tropical Queensland
14 Nov 2018
Townsville and Burdekin locals receive free entry on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding public holidays and school holidays. Our regular Discover More Talks are held on the second Tuesday of most months, so Townsville and Burdekin locals who'd like to come to the talks can get in for free.
All local visitors aged 16+ must present identification as proof of their residential address to be eligible for free entry. One show of identification per group is not sufficient.
The Community Pass program commenced in 2003 and involves all of the immediate Local Government Areas in the Townsville region including Townsville City Council, Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Charters Towers Regional Council and Burdekin Shire Council.
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How to get to Museum Of Tropical Queensland
70 – 102 Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland