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

  • Brisbane’s moving heritage experience Steam Train Sunday returns

    28 February 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    All aboard! Passengers can travel in vintage style with the return of the monthly The Workshops Rail Museum’s Steam Train Sunday on 5 March 2017.
  • New events and programs added to World Science Festival Brisbane

    22 February 2017 - Queensland Museum

    The full World Science Festival Brisbane program has been released, bringing a stellar line up of science stars and thought provoking events to Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct from 22 – 26 March 2017.
  • Snakes in the laundry and other migrant hostel horrors

    13 February 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Snakes in the laundry, dreary meals of mutton and a British reluctance to shower are just some of the memories shared in the Museum of Tropical Queensland’s latest exhibition, A Place to Call Home? Migrant hostel memories, a national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia, which opens on 18 February 2017.
  • Innovative museum program encourages artists to unsettle traditions

    10 February 2017 - Queensland Museum

    A new artists-in-residence program at Queensland Museum will see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people draw on the State Collection to inspire works of film, street and visual art, music and theatre.
  • All aboard the authentic heritage experience Grandchester Express

    07 February 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    History and train buffs are invited to join us as we recreate Queensland’s first rail journey to historic Grandchester Station.
  • New taxidermy exhibition set to be unleashed in Ipswich first

    06 February 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Get up close and personal with twenty large taxidermy specimens in the exhibition A Room for Wild Animals at The Workshops Rail Museum from 25 February 2017.
  • Queensland Museum to host Ancient Rome’s finest in exclusive exhibition

    22 January 2017 - Queensland Museum

    In an Australian exclusive, Queensland Museum will host the might and power of Ancient Rome when Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum opens on 23 June 2017.
  • A timeless cinema experience to open World Science Festival Brisbane

    20 January 2017 - Queensland Museum

    The World Science Festival Brisbane will host the Queensland premiere of A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick’s classic film digitally remastered and complete with live orchestra and choir.
  • Hadron Collider exhibition opens with a bang

    09 December 2016 - Queensland Museum

    What sits under the border between France and Switzerland, generates temperatures 100,000 times hotter than the sun, and shoots protons at one billion kilometres per hour?
  • Bridie is Queenslands new biodiversity champion

    08 December 2016 - Queensland Museum

    From the outback to the city, Queensland students have taken up the task to prove they are biodiversity champions in Queensland Museum’s Natural Leaders challenge.
  • Big science celebration returning in 2017

    03 November 2016 - Queensland Museum

    World Science Festival Brisbane will showcase the latest scientific innovations and discoveries from Australia and around the world when it returns to Queensland Museum from 22-26 March 2017.
  • Spooktacular times to be had this Halloween

    06 October 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Dust off your most spooktacular costumes as the Queensland Museum Network gives its smallest ghouls, goblins and ghost busters a chance to have a faboolous adventure this Halloween weekend.
  • Google turns Queensland Museums treasures digital

    21 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Some of the Queensland Museum Network’s most treasured and iconic items will be on show 24/7 on the Google Arts & Culture Natural History platform, which launched today.
  • The dinosaurs are migrating north

    21 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    With less than three weeks til the dinosaurs of Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous claw their way out of the Queensland Museum and migrate north, it is the last chance to explore this popular exhibition.
  • Natural young leaders Budding young scientists vie for title of Biodiversity Champion

    16 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum and BHP Billiton are on the hunt for the next David Attenborough correspondent, as part of their Natural Leaders biodiversity challenge for 2016.
  • Queensland Museum part of landmark National Research Centre

    12 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum curators and archaeologists will take part in a seven-year research quest to investigate the beginning of Australia’s unique biodiversity andIndigenous heritage, while inspiring Australian children to engage with science.
  • Step inside the world's greatest experiment

    02 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Faster than the speed of light, 100,000 times hotter than the sun, yet at the same time colder than space, it’s not a superhero but a super experiment and it’s coming to the Queensland Museum on 9 December 2016.
  • Teachers are getting innovative in the lab

    01 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Teachers are breaking new ground in the lab guiding students into an innovative future with the help of the Creative Lab workshop.
  • Palaeontologists on the hunt for new megafauna

    22 August 2016 - Queensland Museum


    Queensland Museum palaeontologists will be on the hunt for new species of extinct megafauna when they undertake their field expedition to South Walker Creek mine in August.
  • Bright sparks light up at new science clubs

    19 August 2016 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Over 50 budding young scientists who took part in a pilot science club program delivered by the Museum of Tropical Queensland and James Cook University will celebrate the club’s first successful season with a morning of robotics and cake during National Science Week.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane is looking for you in 2017

    19 August 2016 - Queensland Museum

    From big bangs to big ideas the first World Science Festival Brisbane was a resounding success and, with the 2017 event just around the corner, the search is on for participants to bring their passion for science from the labs to the streets once again.
  • Drones, droids and lasers invade Museum

    08 August 2016 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Drones, droids and lasers are set to take over the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Wednesday, 17 August for a special family-friendly evening as part of National Science Week celebrations.
  • Local research under joint appointments

    03 August 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum Network and James Cook University have teamed up to deliver four new curatorial roles at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and shared with the university in Townsville.
  • Local research under joint appointments

    03 August 2016 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Queensland Museum Network and James Cook University have teamed up to deliver four new curatorial roles at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and shared with the university in Townsville.
  • Beer, Chocolate, Wine and Science?

    29 July 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Discover the history and science behind your favourite beer, wine and chocolate during Queensland Museum’s After Dark events during National Science Week.
  • All aboard for a night of scientific fun!

    29 July 2016 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    For the first time, The Workshops Rail Museum will open to the public after hours for a one-off After Dark event during National Science Week.
  • After Dark explores the science behind regional flavours

    29 July 2016 - Cobb+Co Museum

    Explore the flavours of the region and discover the history and science behind your favourite beer, wine and chocolate during Cobb+Co Museum’s After Dark event during National Science Week.
  • Dancing spider named for dancing icon

    11 July 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum scientist, Dr Barbara Baehr has paid tribute to one of the world’s most iconic dancers, Li Cunxin, by naming a new species of peacock spider in his honour.
  • The dinosaurs are back and ready to roar

    21 June 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Just in time for school holidays, the fearsome dinosaurs from Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous are ready to roar back to the Queensland Museum.
  • Constructive child's play built on brick bonanza

    13 June 2016 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Kids of all ages will be inspired and challenged to create their own construction masterpieces from bridges to buildings, coral reefs to dinosaurs, using literally tons of LEGO bricks as part of the Museum of Tropical Queensland’s exciting new school holiday program, Brick Kids.
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