Heritage of Helmets

The Heritage of Helmets exhibition features historic diving helmets and associated equipment used for salvage, pearl shelling, marine science and war.

The majority of the exhibition is from the Langley Collection. This collection was built up over a 30-year period by former abalone diver Greg Langley of Hobart and was donated to Queensland Museum in November 2007 through the Commonwealth’s Cultural Gifts Program, with further objects donated in June 2008.

This new exhibition includes collection items never before seen on display as well as objects that are not part of the original Langley Collection.