Permanent exhibitions

Our permanent exhibitions showcase aspects of the natural and cultural heritage of North Queensland.

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
Discover Tropical Queensland Gallery
Explore the environment of North Queensland through time, in the intriguing Discover Tropical Queensland.
Discover Tropical Queensland Gallery
Enchanted Rainforest
Learn more about a typical North Queensland rainforest environment.
Enchanted Rainforest
Heritage of Helmets
One of the most significant collections of diving heritage on display in Australia.
Heritage of Helmets
Pandora Gallery
The main attraction at the Museum of Tropical Queensland which 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 Gallery
The Great Gallery
Between 31 October and 9 December 2016, the Great Gallery will be transformed into a prehistoric landscape, filled with life-size animatronic dinosaurs.
The Great Gallery
Your Shipwreck Adventure
Explore the mystery of a Great Barrier Reef shipwreck in this interactive exhibition, purpose build for young children.
Your Shipwreck Adventure
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