Exhibitions

Model Railway
See the largest model railway layout of Queensland!
Model Railway
Moving Goods
Moving goods around the state is one of the main functions of rail.
Moving Goods
Museum Collection & Storage
See our extensive collection of railway heritage items and visit the John Douglas Kerr Reading Room.
Museum Collection & Storage
Mystery Object Spring 2013
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Mystery Object Spring 2013
Mystery Object Summer 2013-14
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Mystery Object Summer 2013-14
National Carriage Collection
Experience Australia's finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles.
National Carriage Collection
Nippers Railway
A hands-on interactive railway filled with adventurous and 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 of a Kind
See treasured Vice-Regal Carriage and 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 which 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
Who hasn't travelled by train? Relive rail travel and climb aboard 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
Rail has shaped the development of towns and industries, created opportunities for travel, and greatly improved communication.
Rail in Queensland
Rail Today
Today rail is experiencing a revival with the development of high speed trains, together with the desire of many people to savour the journey, not just the destination.
Rail Today
Sciencentre
An amazing minds-on hyperactive science discovery zone. Test yourself with hands-on activities including puzzles, illusions, brain twisters and physical challenges.
Sciencentre
Sept - Nov 2011 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object is?
Sept - Nov 2011 Mystery Object
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 Coach Stop play area
Hands on play area just for children.
The Coach Stop play area
The Great Gallery
Between 31 October and 9 December 2016, the Great Gallery will be transformed into a prehistoric landscape, filled with life-size animatronic dinosaurs.
The Great Gallery
This is my heritage
07 July 2015 - 30 June 2017
This is my heritage shares the history and cultural connections to objects in the Queensland Museum State Collection, told through the voices of 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples from around the state.
This is my heritage
This is my heritage
01 August 2016 - 31 December 2017
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, Speakers Rostrum and Pompey the steam engine.
Timekeepers & Grounds
Tracking Queensland
Take an interesting look at QR’s great achievements in this new display at The Workshops Rail Museum.
Tracking Queensland
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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