Worldwide icon-chevron-right South Pacific icon-chevron-right Australia icon-chevron-right Brisbane icon-chevron-right Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum

Museums South Brisbane
Queensland Museum / Sparklab
Photograph: Supplied/Queensland MuseumSparklab
Queensland Museum
Photograph: Supplied/Queensland MuseumSparklab

Time Out says

This multifaceted museum residing in Brisbane's riverside cultural precinct of South Bank tells the changing story of Queensland. It is home to millions of objects, specimens and artefacts and covers natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement.

Head to Queensland Museum to explore an eclectic range of permanent and changing collections. In the larger-than-life Lost Creatures exhibit you can meet some of Queensland’s long-lost inhabitants including dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles and megafauna. Wild State highlights the extreme beauty, yet fragile state, of Queensland’s diverse environments and habitats, from the outback to the ocean. The Sparklab is an interactive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) space, ideal for curious six to 13 year olds. And in the Discovery Centre visitors can explore, play, and ask questions of the specialist museum staff about discoveries from inside the museum and the outside world. 

The Queensland Museum has been in its current location for over two decades, but it was in fact established over 150 years ago by the Queensland Philosophical Society in 1862. 

Check out the museum website for temporary exhibitions, public events, early childhood programs and activities for the school holidays. General admission to the museum is free. Sparklab is a ticketed experience ($15.50 for adults, $13.50 for students, $10 for children, and $46 for families).



Address: Cnr Grey and Melbourne Street
South Bank, South Brisbane
Opening hours: Daily 9.30am-5pm
You may also like