Permanent 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
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
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
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
ENERGEX Playasaurus Place
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.
ENERGEX Playasaurus Place
Exhibition Gift Voucher
Exhibition Gift Voucher
Heritage of Helmets
One of the most significant collections of diving heritage on display in Australia.
Heritage of Helmets
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
Lost Creatures
Lost Creatures is an epic Queensland story of the struggle to survive. Meet strange creatures, including our very own dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles 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
Megafauna
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 some of its 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
Other Railways
Railways in Queensland extended well beyond the government rail network.
Other Railways
Pandora
The Pandora Gallery tells the story of the ill-fated HMS Pandora, the ship sent by British Admiralty to capture the Bounty and her mutinous crew in 1790.
Pandora
Platform 9
Relive rail travel and see a 1930s carriage.
Platform 9
Powerhouse
The Powerhouse supplied electricity, compressed air and hydraulic pressure to power the site’s machinery, tools and lights.
Powerhouse
Rail in Queensland
See how rail has shaped the development of towns and industries across Queensland.
Rail in Queensland
Rail Today
Step aboard a recreated Tilt Train and learn how it works and is able to maintain its speed.
Rail Today
Sciencentre
Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre.
Sciencentre
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