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

  • Early Bird tickets on sale for World Science Festival Brisbane 2019

    01 November 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Science will take centre stage from 20-24 March 2019 when World Science Festival Brisbane returns, and this is your chance to be part of the action with the release of early bird tickets on sale today.
  • Spark your curiosity at Queensland Museum’s new Sciencentre!

    17 September 2018 - Queensland Museum

    See giant sparks of electricity, test your strength, watch water freeze, observe magnetic liquid and be amazed by an illuminated six foot sphere that shows dynamic images of the atmosphere, oceans and land at Queensland Museums new SparkLab, Sciencentre which opened today.
  • Snapshots of the roaring twenties comes to Ipswich

    14 September 2018 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Meet the players of Sydney’s underworld in the new photographic exhibition Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties.
  • It’s a wrap for Queensland Museum’s Egyptian Mummies

    31 August 2018 - Queensland Museum

    More than 154,000 visitors have unwrapped the mysteries of Ancient Egypt at Queensland Museum as part of Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives.
  • Australia’s Spiderman wins 2018 Queensland Museum Medal

    17 August 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum is delighted to announce its Head, Terrestrial Biodiversity, & Principal Curator, Dr Robert Raven has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Queensland Museum Medal for his contribution to science and research in the field of Arachnology.
  • Queensland Museum and BHP’s $7.6 million collaboration unlocks Queensland’s research potential

    12 August 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Project DIG to help Australian scientists, innovators and researchers find new solutions to the complex problems facing the world today.
  • Get into gear at The Workshop Rail Museum’s free electric car rally

    01 August 2018 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Steam trains will be making way for electric cars when The Workshops Rail Museum hosts the Electric Car Rally on Saturday, 18 August.
  • Monkey’s in full swing at Queensland Museum

    17 July 2018 - Queensland Museum

    The jungle is coming to Queensland Museum in the latest exhibition, Monkeys! A Primate Story, which will bring visitors closer to their primate cousins when it swings into action on Saturday 29 September.
  • MEPHISTO: THE CENTENARY OF A DARING First World War MISSION BY QUEENSLAND SOLDIERS TO CAPTURE THE ULTIMATE BATTLEFIELD PRIZE

    17 July 2018 - Queensland Museum

    The story of the German A7V Sturmpanzerwagen tank captured and recovered by Australian troops during the defence of Villers-Bretonneux in the First World War and displayed at the Queensland Museum since 1919, has captured the imaginations of military historians, war buffs and ordinary Queenslanders for a century.
  • Queensland Museum sparks science fun with new gallery

    28 June 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Calling all inventors, thinkers, creatives, the curious and science enthusiasts, Queensland Museum’s brand new science gallery SparkLab, Sciencentre will officially open its doors on Monday, 17 September.
  • 660

    11 June 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Artwork inspired by the State Collection is to go on display as part of an art exhibition, 660: Calling Home which is part of unsettle by Digi Youth Arts, Queensland Museum’s artist-in-residence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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