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Museum of Tropical Queensland

70-102 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4726 0600
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Want to explore a shipwreck, dive on the Great Barrier Reef and visit a rainforest, all in one day? Situated in the city centre, the Museum showcases life in the tropics from dinosaurs to modern day, with our travelling exhibitions and local displays adding a touch of the unexpected. The Museum is family-friendly and has free activities and tours every day including a great activity where you can help fire a ships cannon (at 11am and 2.30Pm daily, covered shoes required). Our Cafe is open from 10am to 3pm daily and serves great coffee, milkshakes, fresh sandwiches, wraps, slices and more. There are gluten-free options as well. And we've got FREE WiFi!
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70-102 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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"hms pandora"
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"annual membership"
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"dinosaur displays"
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"school holidays"
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"great displays"
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"local history"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"all ages"
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"gift shop"
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"few hours"
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"worth a visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"reef hq"
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"on display"
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"lots of fun"
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"the great barrier reef"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't have a museum where I live, so i make sure I always go visit any where i can. The Museum of Tropical Queensland rates highly against many other Australian museums. The staff were so welcoming, pleasant and accessible. I loved the exhibits -...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

than , well, than anywhere else including lots of good pub chats. Super well done. The ground floor has a great exhibit of the ship Pandora (google it. It's worth the trip if you're at all into history). The next floor up had a temporary...More

Thank Glen0707
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good regional museum. The pandora exhibit is interesting and a little now coda to the mutiny on the bounty. Give insight to the Royal Navy and sea travel at the time. The upper level with the nature focus is also good, with a lot...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum for everyone interested in the marine history and marine life in the area. Fantastic interaction displays, ship wrecks.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Queensland's history, both natural and man made, is on display with artifacts from the wreck of the HMS Pandora, the ship that chased the Bounty mutineers. It was wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef in 1791 and the story is recounted at the museum. The...More

1  Thank Eddiemack
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum has a great display of relics from the wreck of the Pandora which happened off the coast of Townsville many years ago.

Thank Pamela D
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

My Wife and had were perambulating around around the Strand then the water front in Townsville and came across the Tropical Museum. We were greatly surprised to find the exhibits on hand. The Wreck of the Pandora was exquisitely covered with a strong story line,...More

1  Thank Howard R
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

A greay way to spend half a day. We arrived just before a guided tour was starting and are glad we tagged along. Rene, our guide was very knowledgeable and made it even more fascinating. All the exhibits are well set out and there is...More

1  Thank EllieElectro
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Enthusiastic staff sold me the idea of the Pandora Shipwreck, spend over an hour in this one area! Will have to go back.

Thank pedestrian2015
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This museum is absolutely amazing. It's scope is vast and includes natural history, history of exploration, including some extraordinary stories of courage, conflict and survival, especially one about the ship sent to find the survivors of The Bounty mutiny. Also fascinating films including aboriginal Queensland...More

Thank Graham H
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