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Museum Of Tropical Queensland
Discover ancient creatures
Museum Of Tropical Queensland
Load and fire a replica cannon
Map of Museum Of Tropical Queensland
70-102 Flinders Street
Queensland 4810 Australia

Museum Of Tropical Queensland
Townsville, Townsville Area

07 4726 0600

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Discover the natural and cultural heritage of North Queensland at the world-class Museum of Tropical Queensland. Located in the heart of Townsville, the Museum has temporary and permanent exhibitions to captivate visitors and our ever-changing school holiday programs offer something for kids of all ages.

The Great Gallery is dominated by a replica of the HMS Pandora, the ship sent to capture the Bounty and her mutinous crew. Discover her ill-fated journey for yourself and view priceless objects recovered from the wreck, which rests off the coast of Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Explore a North Queensland rainforest environment in the Enchanted Rainforest.

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Join the HMS Pandora Gun Team at 11am and 2.30pm daily and learn how to load and fire a cannon like they did in the 1700s. You can also join them for in-depth, free presentations on the second Tuesday of each month on a range of interesting topics, from dinosaurs to isopods, and Townsville history to climate change.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Cafe
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
  • Lockers
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet

Open Times

Note: Open daily between 0930 and 1700. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. Closed on the morning of ANZAC Day.

Other Information

Open 0900 to 1700 daily.

Children are welcome. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

The Museum of Tropical Queensland has complete access for guests with disabilities. A wheelchair is available in the foyer. The Museum has lifts and toilets for the disabled.

Access Car

Parking is available directly outside the Museum.

Entity Facilities

The licensed restaurant provides all day snacks and light meals.

How To Get There

Follow signs for 'Ferry and Reef Wonderland' in city centre and along Flinders Street East. Drive around the one-way system and the Museum is the very large blue and steel building on your left with the big spider, Spinderella, hanging over the road and Nibbles the dinosaur hiding in the garden.

Tariff Text

They do not accept foreigner currency traveller's cheques.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$15.00   01 Sep - 31 Mar    
(Aged 3-15)
$8.80   01 Sep - 31 Mar    
Concession$11.00   01 Sep - 01 Sep   Includes full time students and pensioners.
Family$38.00   01 Sep - 01 Sep   Includes up to two adults and three children.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.