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Browse the latest news and updates from across the Queensland Museum network.

  • Get Shipwrecked at the Museum of Tropical Queensland!

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Set sail to the Museum of Tropical Queensland for a shipwreck adventure these school holidays!
  • Symbols of Australia exhibition opens in Townsville

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    What symbolises the Australian identity? For some it’s the kangaroo, for others it’s natural wonders like Uluru or man-made icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, some might even sum it up with Vegemite. Symbols of Australia, a travelling exhibition developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia, opens at the Museum of Tropical Queensland today.
  • Discover conservation at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The challenges of conserving biodiversity in an era of climate change will be addressed in the next Discover More series lecture by Professor Stephen Williams, Tuesday 14 September, 12 noon at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • Bush Picnic Day Queensland outback brought to life with Bush Picnic

    15 September 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Visitors can discover more about Australian bush culture when The Workshops Rail Museum hosts the Bush Picnic on Wednesday 29 September.
  • Railbus_229 Pay Bus mystery showcased at The Workshops Rail Museum

    03 September 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum will host Cash on Track, an exhibition uncovering a unique side to New South Wales’ rail history, on now until 10 October 2010.
  • Crack the case at The Workshops Rail Museum

    01 September 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Volunteers are needed to help solve the 78 year old mystery of the Cloncurry to Duchess Train robbery at The Great Train Robbery event, 11 September – 10 October.
  • Museum free for workers & families to celebrate Ipswich 150

    04 August 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Ipswich residents plus past and present Queensland Rail workers will receive free entry to The Workshops Rail Museum for the Annual Workers Reunion and Ipswich Family Open Day on Sunday 22 August to celebrate Ipswich’s 150th birthday.
  • Ekka Queensland Museum science hits the Ekka

    03 August 2010 - Queensland Museum Network

    A 540 million year old fossil and new species of marine life from the Great Barrier Reef will be on show at this year’s Ekka when the Queensland Museum visits the National Science Week pavilion, 5-14 August.
  • Historic photo Photographic memory of Workshops history

    28 July 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Visitors to The Workshops Rail Museum will get a beautiful glimpse into the history of the Ipswich Railway Workshops with the Final Gauge exhibition, 31 July - 29 August.
  • Chinese in the North Queensland Dragon: Chinese in the North

    19 July 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A new exhibition exploring the history of Chinese migrants in North Queensland opens at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Monday 19 July.
  • Discover Indigenised Kitsch at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    16 July 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    When non-Indigenous Australians attempted to make Indigenous-themed souvenirs last century, the results could range from kitsch to offensive, says Trish Barnard from the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • The Workshops Rail Museum to be represented at international leadership summit

    06 July 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz will participate in the international Museum Leadership Institute Program in Los Angeles in July.
  • The Workshops Rail Museum at dusk Museum provides gold standard in customer service

    02 July 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum in North Ipswich has recently become the first museum in Australia to receive gold level accreditation as an AussieHost certified service provider.
  • Outback Fossils come to the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    26 June 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland’s Dino Discoveries holiday program will showcase a spectacular selection of real fossils from outback Queensland thanks to the support of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum near Winton.
  • Dr Rob Myths and mysteries uncovered on Spooky Science Day

    25 June 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    TV scientist Dr Rob will uncover the colourful but often hidden scientific side of magic at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Spooky Science Day, 8 July.
  • Grandchester Station Special Steam Train trip commemorates Ipswich Milestone

    21 June 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum will celebrate Ipswich’s role in the start of Queensland’s rail history with the Anniversary Steam Train on 29 July.
  • Dino Discoveries at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    16 June 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Get ready for adventure as the Museum of Tropical Queensland launches its Dino Discovery holiday program, 26 June – 12 July 2010.
  • Secrets revealed at the Wizards & Witches Express

    08 June 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Children will discover the facts behind the fantasy at The Workshops Rail Museum’s winter school holiday program, Wizards & Witches Express, 19 June – 18 July.
  • Steam train Weekend fun with South Brisbane Steam Train journey

    24 May 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum will run a special Steam Train Sunday service from South Brisbane Station on Sunday 13 June, Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
  • Heritage Guide to the Scenic Rim New books uncover the wild side of Queensland’s Scenic Rim

    24 May 2010 - Queensland Museum Network

    We've launched two new books in partnership with the Scenic Rim Regional Council: Wild Guide to the Scenic Rim and Heritage Guide to the Scenic Rim. Buy these and other books online.
  • Heritage Guide to the Scenic Rim New books uncover the wild side of Queensland's Scenic Rim

    07 May 2010 - Queensland Museum Network

    The Queensland Museum has focused its magnifying glass on the unique heritage, history, people, plants, animals and landscape of Queensland’s Scenic Rim region to produce two new publications in partnership with the Scenic Rim Regional Council.
  • Discover More about Antarctica at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    06 April 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The largest study ever undertaken to discover the deep marine life of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean - the Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census - will be the subject of a free public lecture at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 13 April at 12 noon.
  • Cassowary Preserved at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    24 March 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Volunteers working in the Museum of Tropical Queensland's taxidermy department have their hands full this week with the preservation of a large cassowary.
  • Queensland Museum Medal

    22 February 2010 - Queensland Museum Network

  • Museum on track for jam packed 2014

    22 February 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

  • Relishing the rail of yesteryear with Museum talks

    22 February 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

  • Bearded velvetfish Clever camouflage helps bearded fish avoid detection

    19 February 2010 - Queensland Museum Network

    Fish curators Sue Morrison from the Western Australian Museum and Jeff Johnson from the Queensland Museum have identified a new species of fish as a result of the recent field work they undertook in the far north Kimberley.
  • Sir David Attenborough honoured by Qld Museum

    20 January 2010 - Queensland Museum Network

    Sir David Attenborough has been honoured with the Queensland Museum's highest award, Climate Change and Sustainability Minister Kate Jones said.
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland abuzz with creepy crawly fun!

    20 December 2009 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland will be buzzing with excitement in January when the museum's Creepy Crawlies Alive display and holiday program brings visitors up close to a menagerie of live North Queensland mini-beasts!
  • Earth Quest Exhibit Opens at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    14 December 2009 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A new interactive science exhibit taking visitors on a voyage from the outer limits of the galaxy to the centre of the Earth opens on 17 December at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
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