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 Seas and Reefs
Learn about the giant creatures who ruled Queensland's ancient inland sea.
Ancient Seas and Reefs
Anzac Legacy Gallery including Mephisto on display
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 including Mephisto on display
At Home in the Tropics
Explore the Tropics and their natural treasures
At Home in the Tropics
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
Connections across the Coral Sea
19 August 2022 - 21 May 2023
Travel across the iconic Coral Sea and explore the rich relationships of ancient First Nations communities – their trade, customs and connections.
Connections across the Coral Sea
Diesel Revolution
See inside a diesel locomotive and drive the diesel cab simulator.
Diesel Revolution
Dinosaur Garden undercover play area - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
The Dinosaur Garden on Level 0 is temporarily closed until further notice.
We can’t wait to do the Stegosaurus Stomp with you again soon in the Dino Garden, but we are still closed. You can still say hello to your dinosaur friends through a range of viewing areas throughout the museum including windows on Level 2, the Mezz, Level 1 and SparkLab and of course on Grey Street.
Dinosaur Garden undercover play area - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
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
Disney: The Magic of Animation
24 June 2022 - 22 January 2023
Uncover the magic behind almost 100 years of the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Disney: The Magic of Animation at Queensland Museum.
Disney: The Magic of Animation
Enchanted Rainforest
Learn more about and explore a typical North Queensland rainforest environment.
Enchanted Rainforest
First Nations Foyer
Explore objects from the former Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre and a commissioned artwork from local emerging artist Jumbo Prior.
First Nations Foyer
Great Barrier Reef photographic display
14 September 2022 - 01 December 2022
This Great Barrier Reef photographic exhibition showcases the work of renowned Queensland Museum Network photographer Gary Cranitch.
Great Barrier Reef photographic display
Ink in the Lines
27 August 2022 - 23 October 2022
A special photographic exhibition from the Australian War Memorial
Ink in the Lines
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
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 - CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT UNTIL MID-2023
After almost 10 dino-mite years Lost Creatures is temporarily closed for refurbishment from 11 July 2022 to mid-2023.
Lost Creatures - CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT UNTIL MID-2023
Making Waves: A Century of Australian Coral Reef Science
12 August 2022 - 01 May 2023
Step inside this celebration of 100 years of Australian coral reef science and find out how scientists are protecting our precious reefs for generations to come.
Making Waves: A Century of Australian Coral Reef Science
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
Minerals: Inspirational Treasures from the Earth
Discover more than 230 of the rarest and most amazing minerals and gems from around Australia and the world.
Minerals: Inspirational Treasures from the Earth
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
Museum Heritage Tour
Take a tour of the museum showcasing the heritage of the buildings and other key collection items.
Museum Heritage Tour
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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