Exhibitions

All Aboard
Get a sense of the story of rail in Queensland with this introductory exhibit in the foyer of the Museum.
All Aboard
Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World
15 May 2021 - 07 November 2021
Highlights one of the most powerful civilisations in the history of humankind by showcasing replica art, machines and technology from the Roman Empire.
Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World
Ancient Seas and Reefs
Learn about the giant creatures who ruled Queensland's ancient inland sea.
Ancient Seas and Reefs
Antiquities Revealed
08 May 2021 - 31 October 2021
From the vault of the Queensland Museum Collections, this exhibition showcases real objects from ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilisations.
Antiquities Revealed
Anzac Legacy Gallery
Uncover the stories, objects and journeys that trace how the First World War changed the face of Queensland and continues to shape our lives, a century later.
Anzac Legacy Gallery
At Home in the Tropics
Explore the Tropics and their natural treasures
At Home in the Tropics
Brickman® Wonders of the World
18 June 2021 - 04 October 2021
Brickman Wonders of the World is coming to Queensland Museum. It’s your chance to explore history’s greatest masterpieces, brought to life by LEGO® Certified Professional, and LEGO Masters Australia judge, Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught.
Brickman® Wonders of the World
Code Breakers: Women in Games
10 May 2021 - 08 August 2021
Plug into the world of gaming
Code Breakers: Women in Games
Colour - Secret Language of the Reef
Explores how coral and marine creatures on the Great Barrier Reef use colour, light, patterns and textures to communicate.
Colour - Secret Language of the Reef
Diesel Revolution
See inside a diesel locomotive and drive the diesel cab simulator.
Diesel Revolution
Dinosaur Garden
Discover our life-sized dinosaurs, how they lived and the food they ate. Explore your food choices, energy hungry appliances and challenge your friends on the energy bikes as you explore energy in your world.
Dinosaur Garden
Discover Tropical Queensland
Explore the environments of North Queensland through time, and get an insight into its incredible natural wonders.
Discover Tropical Queensland
Discovery Centre
Discovery Centre
Enchanted Rainforest
Learn more about and explore a typical North Queensland rainforest environment.
Enchanted Rainforest
Exhibition Gift Voucher
Exhibition Gift Voucher
First Nations Foyer
Museum of Tropical Queensland is proud to open a new display of First Nations content in the museum foyer.
First Nations Foyer
Ipswich Railway Workshops
The Ipswich Railway Workshops was an essential part of Queensland Railways. Discover the stories of the people who worked here.
Ipswich Railway Workshops
Iridescent
09 May 2021 - 30 November 2021
Illustrate the diverse and imaginative ways that humans have shaped and used nacre or 'mother-of-pearl'.
Iridescent
Island Futures: What lies ahead for Zenadth Kes?
25 June 2021 - 25 April 2022
Facing the reality of rising sea levels and ensuring the continuation of culture, how do Torres Strait Islanders today maintain their strong sense of identity and place if home is underwater? Find out how in this powerful and vibrant exhibition!
Island Futures: What lies ahead for Zenadth Kes?
Life on the Line
This photographic exhibition features the many and varied tasks that railway workers have performed over the years. From building and maintaining track to driving trains, a large number of people work behind the scenes to ensure that trains run safely and passengers arrive at their destinations on time.
Life on the Line
Lost Creatures
Lost Creatures is an epic Queensland story of the struggle to survive. Meet strange creatures, including our very own dinosaurs and megafauna, and marvel at the diversity and immense size of creatures from our prehistoric past.
Lost Creatures
Mangroves
Discover the secrets of one of the most important ecosystems on Earth.
Mangroves
Megafauna
See remains of the giant mammals and marsupials who roamed the Darling Downs 10,000 years ago.
Megafauna
Might and Muscle
Might and Muscle
Model Railway
See the largest model railway layout of Queensland.
Model Railway
Moving Goods
Moving goods around the state is one of the main functions of rail.
Moving Goods
Museum Collection & Storage
See our collection of railway heritage items and visit the John Douglas Kerr Reading Room.
Museum Collection & Storage
National Carriage Collection
Experience Australia's finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles.
National Carriage Collection
National Carriage Factory
A purpose-built, open plan working area honouring Australia’s skilled master craftsmen.
National Carriage Factory
Nippers Railway
A hands-on interactive railway filled with fun things to do and kid-sized places to visit.
Nippers Railway
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