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What's on at the museum

Museum of Tropical Queensland has a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions that suit all interests and ages.

Current Exhibitions

Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World

Museum of Tropical Queensland

Highlights one of the most powerful civilisations in the history of humankind by showcasing replica art, machines and technology from the Roman Empire.

Antiquities Revealed

Museum of Tropical Queensland

From the vault of the Queensland Museum Collections, this exhibition showcases real objects from ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilisations.


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Illustrate the diverse and imaginative ways that humans have shaped and used nacre or 'mother-of-pearl'.

Pandora Gallery

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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.

First Nations Foyer

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Museum of Tropical Queensland is proud to open a new display of First Nations content in the museum foyer.


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Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre

Discover Tropical Queensland

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Explore the environments of North Queensland through time, and get an insight into its incredible natural wonders.

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Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • Little Learners

    16 July 2021 10:00 AM - 17 September 2021 10:45 AM

    We are bringing the museum to life with our Little Learners object-based learning program.

  • Free Entry for Locals Day

    10 August 2021, 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM

    On Tuesday 10 August 2021 entry is free for all Townsville residents as part of the monthly free days.

  • Celebrating Science: Trivia After Dark

    13 August 2021, 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    Celebrate National Science Week with a special ter-REEF-ic Trivia Night brought to you by Museum of Tropical Queensland and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

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