Exhibitions

Might & Muscle
The might and muscle of thousands of workers who built the rail network in Queensland.
Might & Muscle
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 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
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 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
Perception Deception
16 September 2017 - 21 January 2018
Challenge how you make sense of your world by playing with perception, illusions and your senses in this hands-on Sciencentre exhibition.
Perception Deception
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
Sciencentre Opens mid-2018
We are preparing to bring you a new Sciencentre mid-2018.
Sciencentre Opens mid-2018
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 Binangar Centre
Celebrate centuries of local indigenous 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
Access to the Great Gallery will be impacted from 10 July to 15 September as the Dinosaur Discovery exhibition makes way for our next blockbuster.
The Great Gallery
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
This is my heritage
05 August 2017 - 21 January 2018
A new photographic exhibition.
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
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