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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
+61 7 4726 0600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Right from the entrance and nice greeting from the staff. I approached the counter and the lady was great, gave me ample information and advice on how to get the best out of the place. Up to the top floor and walked my way down.I...More

Thank Waza0241
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent museum and we'll worth a visit. Located next door to the Aquarium and a good starting point for a stroll along The Strand. Fascinating permanent exhibits plus temporary exhibitions. Pandora exhibition was interesting.

Thank Robert r
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Tropical Queensland is located just a few minutes' walk from CBD, on the banks of Ross Creek. The building itself has a very unusual architecture and immediately draws attention, along with the giant Silver Orb spider which spectacularly hangs over the Flinders...More

Thank RSV_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits here are really well set out an connected for easy movement from one exhibit to the next. They cover an intriguing special exhibition on Pirates, an excellent explanation and visuals on the shipwreck of the Pandora in local waters, a beautifully illustrated exhibition...More

Thank bazzalozza2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here after staying at magnetic island as a way to pass time with the kids before heading to the airport. Within easy walking distance from the ferry terminal (about 10 mins) and capacity to store luggage whilst touring the museum which was handy. They...More

Thank Aussie_Traveller1970
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The museum has some really great displays, especially the HMS Pandora wreck display, which houses a large collection of artefacts from the shipwreck. The tropical Queensland permanent display is also really well presented with numerous animals and insects on display. The museum regularly updates it...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We explored this place to escape the heavy rain on Thursday and were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed it! It's exhibitions are very interactive - great for the kids (and big kids!). We particularly enjoyed the Horrible Histories pirate exhibit, very informative and...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

What a little gem to visit. It’s very interactive so brilliant for the kids! There is a ‘Horrible Histories’ exhibit at the moment all about pirates. We could have spent the whole day just in the pirate section! Well worth a visit before it ends...More

Thank ImogenWillis
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Townsville has done a wonderful job with this museum. Great place to take the family and a relaxing educational day for all ages

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A great way to spend half a day, dinosaur exhibition, Pandora model, lovely cafe and gift shop with well price quality merchandise.

Thank Sheila C
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