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Become a hero at the new Rescue Exhibition!

26 November 2019

A burning building and a wave rescue has all the makings of a movie blockbuster, but in a Museum of Tropical Queensland twist, the nail-biting scenarios will be brought together in a new interactive and hands-on exhibition called Rescue, opening on Saturday 30 November.

Rescue will take visitors on a journey into the perilous world of air, sea and land rescue, and demonstrate how advances in science and technology expands our capacity to carry out successful operations.

With realistic exhibition design and 17 interactive exhibits, visitors will be able to test their reaction to certain emergency situations when immersed in scenarios as varied as fire, vertical rescue, confined space rescue, helicopter, news reporting and search operations.

Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said this is a great opportunity for people of all ages to better understand how rescue organisations carry out their work in difficult and varied situations.

Rescue will get people thinking about the high level training specialist rescue squads require to manage emergency operations, as well as the human endeavour – rescues would be impossible without the many brave people pushing themselves to the extreme to assist someone in need,” Dr Thompson said.

“When it was in Brisbane at Queensland Museum it was a very popular exhibition, and I have no doubt visitors will love learning about the work our firefighters, search and rescue crew, paramedics and more do, when Rescue opens at Museum of Tropical Queensland.”

Ideal for all ages, exhibition highlights include flying a helicopter simulator, escaping a smoke-filled room, tackling a vertical rescue on a climbing wall and navigating a jet ski to test out surf lifesaving techniques.

The exhibition was created by Scitech, Western Australia in consultation with the Western Australia Fire and Emergency Services Department, fire service personnel, State Emergency Service, Surf Life Saving and local volunteer Sea Rescue organisations.

Rescue will be at Museum of Tropical Queensland from Saturday 30 November 2019 to Sunday 8 March 2020. Entry is included with admission.

Visit mtq.qm.qld.gov.au for further details.

The Museum is open daily from 9.30am – 5pm and will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Media Contact:                     

Andrea Hughes          

(07) 4726 0604 or 0497 347 117

andrea.hughes@qm.qld.gov.au