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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

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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

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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

  • ARTefact Workshops

    02 October 2021 - 30 October 2021

    Be inspired by the work of ancient artisans as you design your own mosaic coaster or pottery object in these artistic workshops.

  • Little Learners

    08 October 2021 - 10 December 2021

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

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