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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mephisto is heading for home

    09 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    One of Australia’s most significant war artefacts, the German tank Mephisto has returned to Queensland.
  • Museum marks 30th anniversary

    06 June 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month with a range of activities including back-of-house tours, curator talks and a late-night opening to farewell the dinosaurs.
  • New spider species honours surfing icon

    02 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Australian surfing legend Mick Fanning has added another title to his belt thanks to Queensland Museum, with a new species of spider being named in his honour.
  • Celebrate International Museum Day with free entry to Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

    26 May 2017 - Queensland Museum

    To commemorate the historic Mabo High Court judgment, Queensland Museum is holding a special lecture to reflect on the journey so far, and the path still to be travelled.
  • Nominations for Queensland Museum Medal open

    18 May 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Nominations are open for the prestigious Queensland Museum Medal which acknowledges the positive impact people have on Australia’s most visited museum.
  • Thomas and Friends set to warm up the winter school holidays

    02 May 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The world-famous blue locomotive, Thomas the Tank Engine will steam into The Workshops Rail Museum for Day out with Thomas these winter school holidays from 24 June to 9 July.
  • Museum assists in returning First Australian ancestral remains to Country

    02 May 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A smoking ceremony, held at the Museum of Tropical Queensland last Friday, was a significant step in the repatriation process to return the remains of King Ng:tja (pronounced Narcha) from Germany to his traditional Country in Far North Queensland.
  • Leadership comes naturally to biodiversity winner

    18 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Have you ever wondered what shaped our universe after the Big Bang? Time is running out to visit Queensland Museum and see a fantastic exhibition that showcases the global quest to unlock the secrets of our universe.
  • Theatre performance to unsettle audiences

    12 April 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.
  • A fresh new offering at Queensland Museum

    12 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum is pleased to announce a new partnership with Fresh Catering to deliver restaurant and event catering services at the museum in South Bank.
  • New scientists bring real world benefits to Townsville and beyond

    11 April 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Four new scientists, jointly appointed by Queensland Museum and James Cook University (JCU), are building on Townsville’s reputation as an internationally recognised marine research hub.
  • Queenslanders break records at World Science Festival Brisbane

    10 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Records were smashed at the World Science Festival Brisbane, with massive crowds entertained by performances, lectures, debates, demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities during eleven days of science-filled fun across five Queensland locations.
  • Name a spider for World Science Festival Brisbane

    27 March 2017 - Queensland Museum

    To celebrate the 2017 World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland Museum is giving you a rare honour to be part of history and name a new species of spider.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane travels to Townsville!

    21 March 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Indulge your passion for science when the World Science Festival Brisbane blasts into Townsville for two events on March 26 and 27.
  • Queensland Museum researcher part of landmark coral bleaching study

    15 March 2017 - Queensland Museum

    A Queensland Museum Network scientist has been part of a landmark study into coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef released today in the prestigious journal Nature.
  • Let's go on an Outback Safari these April school holidays

    14 March 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Grab your safari hat and make your way to The Workshops Rail Museum this school holidays for hands-on animal themed activities and the exciting new exhibition A Room for Wild Animals.
  • Extraordinary women of science celebrated at World Science Festival Brisbane

    08 March 2017 - Queensland Museum

    World Science Festival Brisbane will shine a spotlight on the achievements of some of the brilliant women of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) following International Women’s Day on 8 March.
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