The Queensland Museum is the state museum of Queensland. The museum currently
operates four separate campuses; at South Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba and
Townsville. The Queensland Museum was founded by the Queensland Philosophical
Society on 20 January 1862, one of the principal founders being Charles Coxen,
and had several temporary homes. The temporary homes included: The Old Windmill
(1862–1869), Parliament House (1869–1873) and the General Post Office
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Museum &
Sciencentre is located at the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct alongside
the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of
Modern Art and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
include travelling shows from Australia and around the world as well as
fascinating exhibitions revealing the story of Queensland, including its
incredible prehistoric past, the "Dandiiri Maiwar" exhibition showcasing the
cultures of Queensland's Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders and
exhibitions revealing Queensland's unique biodiversity.
is home to the Sciencentre, which offers hands-on, interactive activities for
kids and grown-ups alike that reveal the science behind our everyday lives.
Workshops Rail Museum
The Workshops Rail Museum is housed in the
Ipswich Railway Workshops. The collection includes 15 items of rolling stock and
thousands of smaller items. Some operational steam locomotives from the
Queensland Rail Heritage Fleet are often placed on display within the museum
when not required for main line use.
Cobb & Co Museum
Museum is home to the National Carriage Collection. The museum's collection
includes examples of a vast range of vehicles from the horse-drawn era, from
farm wagons and delivery carts to the Rolls Royce of Carriages, the landau.
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The star attraction is the HMS Pandora
gallery. Sent to catch the famous HMS Bounty and her mutinous crew, the Pandora
sank off the coast of Cape York in 1791. The most popular area for kids is the
MindZone, a fun interactive science centre. Other galleries celebrate the
rainforest, corals and marine creatures from the deep sea and fossil past.