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We hold an outstanding collection of photographs that help document the natural and cultural heritage of Queensland.

These images provide a unique glimpse of Queensland's amazing wildlife, plants and landscapes and also include a diverse range of cultural heritage subjects dating back more than 100 years.

Anax gibbulosus Dendronepthya Nappanenca Sand Dune, south-east Queensland

Image collection

The Queensland Museum image library was created in 1955 and the main collection encompasses approximately 340,000 images in various formats. Other image collections are also held at the Museum of Tropical North Queensland (Townsville), The Workshops Rail Museum (Ipswich), and Cobb + Co. Museum (Toowoomba).

Image collection online.


For information about all Queensland Museum photographs inquire via our Enquiry Form