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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

Ink in the Lines

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A special photographic exhibition from the Australian War Memorial

The Great Barrier Reef

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A snapshot of one the world's greatest natural wonders

Pandora Gallery

Museum of Tropical Queensland

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.


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Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre

First Nations Foyer

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Explore objects from the former Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre and a commissioned artwork from local emerging artist Jumbo Prior.

Enchanted Rainforest

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Learn more about and explore a typical North Queensland rainforest environment.

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Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • Artistic Tattoo Workshops

    30 September 2022 - 22 October 2022

    Learn how to design your own tattoo from a local expert Rob Douma

  • Little Learners

    07 October 2022 - 09 December 2022

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

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