Exhibitions

National Carriage Factory
A purpose-built, open plan working area honouring Australia’s skilled master craftsmen.
National Carriage Factory
Nippers Railway
A hands-on interactive railway filled with fun things to do and kid-sized places to visit.
Nippers Railway
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object is?
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011 Mystery Object
One Man's Passion
31 August 2018 - 28 January 2019
See model trains from the 'T-House Model Rail Collection'
One Man's Passion
One of a Kind
See an early Panhard railmotor built in 1918.
One of a Kind
Other Railways
Railways in Queensland extended well beyond the government rail network.
Other Railways
Pandora Gallery
The main attraction at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, the Pandora Gallery tells the story of the ill-fated HMS Pandora, the ship sent by British Admiralty to capture the Bounty and her mutinous crew in 1790.
Pandora Gallery
Platform 9
Relive rail travel and see a 1930s carriage.
Platform 9
Powerhouse
The Powerhouse supplied electricity, compressed air and hydraulic pressure to power the site’s machinery, tools and lights.
Powerhouse
Rail in Queensland
See how rail has shaped the development of towns and industries across Queensland.
Rail in Queensland
Rail Today
Step aboard a recreated Tilt Train and learn how it works and is able to maintain its speed.
Rail Today
Sept - Nov 2011 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object is?
Sept - Nov 2011 Mystery Object
SparkLab, Sciencentre
Ignite your imagination in SparkLab, our new Sciencentre experience! Follow your curiosity and bring out your inner scientist as you question, investigate and wonder about the world around you.
SparkLab, Sciencentre
Spring 2012 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object is?
Spring 2012 Mystery Object
Summer 2012-2013 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Summer 2012-2013 Mystery Object
The Binangar Centre
Celebrate centuries of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and people.
The Binangar Centre
The Coach Stop play area
Hands on play area just for children.
The Coach Stop play area
The Great Gallery
Visit the Great Gallery and be awed by the incredible replica of HMS Pandora
The Great Gallery
This is my heritage
01 August 2016 - 31 December 2018
Discover the profound connection that objects have to family, country and culture
This is my heritage
Timekeepers & Grounds
Explore the grounds and see the historic Timekeepers Building, War Memorial and Speakers Rostrum.
Timekeepers & Grounds
Tonka the bare-nosed wombat
Following his untimely death, an international outpouring of grief and restoration works in Brisbane, Tonka the bare-nosed wombat returns to Townsville for display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland in December 2017.
Tonka the bare-nosed wombat
Tracking Queensland
Take an look at Queensland Rails’s great achievements in this display.
Tracking Queensland
Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
15 September 2018 - 24 February 2019
Welcome to the dark side of the Roaring Twenties.
Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
War Memorial
Built in 1919 by rail workers to honour fallen workmates from the Ipswich Railway Workshops.
War Memorial
Wild State
This gallery highlights the extreme beauty, yet fragile state of each environment. It explores how we, the human race, need to protect and preserve our precious natural world for future generations.
Wild State
Winter 2013 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Winter 2013 Mystery Object
Your Shipwreck Adventure
Explore the mystery of a Great Barrier Reef shipwreck in this interactive exhibition, purpose build for young children.
Your Shipwreck Adventure
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