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Townsville’s must see tourist destination

Part of the Queensland Museum Network, Museum of Tropical Queensland delivers a snapshot of North Queensland with galleries telling the stories of World Heritage listed rainforests, coral reefs and the tragic tale of shipwrecked HMS Pandora, the ship sent to capture the Bounty mutineers.


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70–102 Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland
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9.30am - 4pm daily
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What's on

Unearthed FREE community event in Mackay

Join us in Mackay for an action packed program of STEAM inspired entertainment for the whole family.

Discover Tropical Queensland

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

The Deep Sea

Discover the mysterious and bizarre creatures of the deep seas.

Tonka the bare-nosed wombat

Visit the famous bare-nosed wombat and discover his incredible story.

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Things to do

For the kids

Visit Ancient Queensland, have fun in Sciencentre or enjoy a wander through a rainforest

Kids can also be inspired by our Little Learners sessions, every Friday during school terms at 9.45am

Take a break

Enjoy a delicious lunch, coffee or morning tea at The Galley Cafe

Look for a gift

You'll find something for everyone at the Museum Shop

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