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

  • Snap your One Weekend in Queensland to be part of new gallery

    31 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Queenslanders are being urged to document their typical weekend on June 9-10, as part of a social media campaign to highlight life in Queensland with selected images to be displayed in a new permanent gallery at Queensland Museum.
  • Secrets of dinosaur survival on show in new cutting-edge exhibition

    29 May 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival explores the predatory prehistoric world of dinosaurs with animatronics, 3D models and fossil casts that visitors can touch, and exhibits with close-to-life-sized murals of all the protagonist species, fully fleshed, feathered and restored in living and breathing colours.
  • New design exhibition set to inspire Ipswich

    28 May 2018 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Imagination, innovation and new methods of making and drawing on the high-tech and rapidly evolving world of three dimensional (3D) printers will be explored in a new exhibition at The Workshops Rail Museum until 2 September 2018.
  • It’s full STEAM ahead for festival

    25 May 2018 - Queensland Museum


    Queensland Museum has once again led a successful World Science Festival Brisbane with more than 200,500 people participating in thought-provoking conversations, lively debates and engaging scientific demonstrations in 2018.
  • Lost spiders rediscovered in new paper

    25 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    A research group led by Queensland Museum scientist Dr Michael Rix, along with colleagues at the Western Australian Museum, University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum, has not only described the 15 new species of trapdoor spiders, but also highlighted the conservation challenges facing this group.
  • Celebrate International Museum Day with FREE events at Queensland Museum

    16 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum will be celebrating International Museum Day on Friday 18 May and visitors get to join in the fun with FREE entry to the brain-bending travelling exhibition Perception Deception at South Bank.
  • Celebrate International Museum Day with FREE entry and events at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    15 May 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland will be celebrating International Museum Day on Friday 18 May and visitors get to join in the fun with FREE entry, activities and special talks for everyone.
  • New species of trapdoor spiders already in decline

    11 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    A research group led by Queensland Museum scientist Dr Michael Rix, along with colleagues at the Western Australian Museum, University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum, has not only described the 15 new species of trapdoor spiders, but also highlighted the conservation challenges facing this group.
  • Striking Torres Strait Islander masks on display at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    21 March 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    An exhibition of 12 striking masks and related cultural materials celebrating the rich and continuing tradition of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) opens on Saturday 24 March at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane coming to North Queensland!

    21 March 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    World Science Festival Brisbane heads to North Queensland on 25 and 26 March 2018 for a series of sizzling science events in Townsville, thanks to the event’s Regional Program.
  • Unwrap the mysteries of ancient Egypt

    15 March 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Delve into the mysteries of ancient Egypt and virtually unwrap six mummies through cutting-edge visualisations and state-of-the-art technology at Queensland Museum’s latest exhibition Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives on now until 26 August.
  • In search of paradise – the human stories that helped shape our nation

    06 March 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A Greek girl sent across the world to marry a man she’d never met; an African journalist fleeing for his life; and a stateless baby born in India to Iranian parents are just some of the human stories that feature in A Ticket to Paradise? opening on 10 March 2018 at Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • Tonka the wombat returns to Townsville

    12 December 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Following his untimely death, an international outpouring of grief and restoration works in Brisbane, Tonka the bare-nosed wombat is set to return to Townsville for display at Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • Tickets on sale for Queensland Museum exhibition revealing mummies’ secrets

    01 December 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Tickets are now on sale for a major Queensland Museum exhibition, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, that includes new high-technology 3D scans revealing secrets about the mummies and the preservation of their bodies.
  • Queensland Museum unveils 2018 program

    24 November 2017 - Queensland Museum

    2018 is set to be a significant year for one of Australia’s most beloved and visited cultural institutions, the Queensland Museum, featuring the Queensland Government funded $9.4 million Sciencentre upgrade, Egyptian mummies from the British Museum, and the return of the phenomenally popular World Science Festival Brisbane.
  • FREE ENTRY for Ipswich residents on Museum Open Day

    06 November 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Ipswich residents will be given the chance to explore more than 150 years of history for FREE at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Open Day on Saturday 11 November.
  • WWI Hunslet locomotive calls The Workshops Rail Museum its new home

    03 November 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    More than one hundred years since its dispatch to war, the Hunslet No. 327 locomotive will call The Workshops Rail Museum its home after three years of restoration.
  • Will the deep inherit the reef?

    11 October 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A team of researchers led by Museum of Tropical Queensland (MTQ) has revealed that corals living in deeper reefs could be vital in the global effort to save shallow coral reefs.
  • New exhibitions set to delight at The Workshops Rail Museum

    04 October 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Two new stunning photographic displays produced by the Queensland Museum Network have opened for a limited time at The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich.
  • Australia’s first Horrible Histories® exhibition opening soon at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    12 September 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates will be taking over the Museum of Tropical Queensland when it presents Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition from Saturday 16 September.
  • Award-winning Indigenous artists' first national touring exhibition premieres at MTQ

    30 August 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville, will be the first venue in an extensive national tour of Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering, a travelling exhibition of Queensland contemporary Indigenous art by award-winning artists from the Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre in Cardwell, from Saturday 9 September 2017.
  • Dive into the gritty story of the Australian pearling industry and its people

    28 August 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A new exhibition delving into the gritty human story of pearling and revealing insights into one of Australia’s oldest industries will open at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Saturday 2 September.
  • Perception Deception

    01 August 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Deceive your brain at Queensland Museum
  • Dinosaurs stomp out of museum and into record books

    11 July 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    They have been extinct for 66 million years, but the overwhelming popularity of a herd of dinosaurs has helped the Museum of Tropical Queensland to stampede past previous visitation records.
  • New Sciencentre to inspire wonder through international collaboration

    06 July 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum will partner with London’s Science Museum Group to deliver the multi-million-dollar Sciencentre refurbishment recently announced in the 2017-18 State Budget.
  • First sleepover at Queensland Museum

    03 July 2017 - Queensland Museum


    For one night bring your sleeping bag, pack your toothbrush and your imagination for a wild sleepover in the inaugural ‘Goodnight at the Museum’ on Saturday 19 August.
  • Unique STEM education partnership boosted by ARC funding

    28 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded a $278,000 grant to research the effects of a Queensland Museum partnership delivering student outcomes in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
  • An epic gladiatorial battle from the arena to Queensland Museum

    22 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Featuring more than 110 artefacts unearthed from the amphitheatres of Rome and Pompeii, Queensland Museum’s new exhibition, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, is set to take visitors on a fascinating journey back in time when it opens tomorrow (23 June).
  • Last days of the dinosaurs before they stampede out of Townsville

    19 June 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    This is your last chance to see twenty animated, life-size dinosaurs at the Museum of Tropical Queensland before their mass extinction on Sunday 9 July 2017.
  • Theatre performance to unsettle audiences

    19 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    A group of talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from Queensland Museum’s artist-in-residence program, unsettle, will take the stage for three nights in the theatrical production Anthro Apology.
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