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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 weeks ago

As a i was in in town on business alone i thought i would call in for something to do. BORING! From outside you the impression this place has so much to offer but sadly i was wrong. Upon arrival the lady at the front...More

Thank ISpeakTheTruth4U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this place, for $15 an adult its a bargain. Helen was very informative when taking our money, providing the ticket and directing us in to the exhibition. Thank You and keep up the good work.

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pirate display that was on was really well done and the kids that were there were loving it. There were excellent displays upstairs as well and I loved the pearl display from WA and the coral displays were really great as well.

Thank Lynnys6065
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

My kids had lots of fun exploring all the Pirate stuff. The hunt for answers to the questions was fun. There was lots to see on all levels. The cafe wasn't too bad. We will return.

Thank Peta D
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We are a local family who visit regularly with our annual pass. Our 2 year old girl loves the museum. The wonderful volunteers are what make this a must see. Our girl was delighted to see Rene dressed as a real life pirate last weekend....More

Thank gppozi
Reviewed 10 January 2018

the museum provides a fascinating and very detailed history about Townsville, and in particular the history behind The Bounty and The Pandora, we didn’t have any children with us but there were some really fun and hands on alternatives for them to do along with...More

Thank Jen2812
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Went here with my partner and his mum. The Horrible Histories Pirates section was great fun. Would be fab for kids. The rest of the museum feels a little disjointed. There isn’t actually much about local history. There is a great exhibit on Pearl Diving...More

Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit of you are in town. The Pandora display is excellent, but some of the screens are way outdated and need replacing. Our daughter loved the Pirate display.

Thank FourPlay26
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A friendly greeting and quick overview of the various galleries gets you on your way to a fascinating self tour of this museum. The history of the ship Pandora is quite a show piece on the first floor. The pearl gallery is stunning. The upper...More

Thank Campbellplaid
Reviewed 13 December 2017

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
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