In line with the Queensland Government’s new COVID-19 restrictions, Queensland Museum (Brisbane), The Workshops Rail Museum (Ipswich) and Hendra Loans Facility will temporarily close to the public from 2pm on 31 July 2021 and are due to reopen 9.30am Wednesday 4 August. Learn more and view refund info.


Discover the collections, the stories, our research, the exhibitions and programs. Create your own journey of discovery and share your story with us.

Torchlight Tours

Due to demand, we are offering adult (18+) Sea Monsters Torchlight Tours.
This program is also available for families for those with children (5+), but for selected dates, we invite interested adults to bring their inner kid to explore the exhibition, too!


Museum After Dark

Explore Queensland Museum by twilight. The After Dark series of events opens the museum after hours for adults to meet friends, enjoy a drink and enjoy a range of experiences throughout the night.

After Dark events may be themed to support feature exhibitions.

View our events page for upcoming After Darks.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Delve into the mysterious unseen world of the Museum’s collection stores with our expert tour guides. The Museum is like an iceberg – only a small part of our huge collection is on display. Behind the scenes, we have an amazing world to explore, with millions of objects and specimens.

For full details and ticketing visit Behind the Scenes Tours.

Ask our staff

You can ask our helpful and knowledgeable Discovery Centre staff questions about the Museum as well as questions about Queensland’s:

  • living animals
  • rocks and fossils
  • people and history

Staff can also help identify objects or specimens related to these themes.

See our full program of exhibitions and events in our event calendar.

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