Museum of Tropical Queensland Townsville
Where is it at?
Museum of Tropical Queensland
70 to 102 Flinders Street
Tel: 7 4726 0600
Where are we going today?
The Museum of Tropical Queensland's permanent exhibitions focus on the natural and cultural heritage of North Queensland including a significant display representing the HMS Pandora, the ship sent by British Admiralty to capture the well known HMS Bounty and her mutinous crew.
The exhibitions range from indoor rainforest environments to a replica of a Great Barrier Reef shipwreck with interactive elements designed for children, including undersea soundscapes and other atmospherics.
The temporary exhibitions vary regularly but include such offerings as optical illusions, dinosaurs and wildlife photography, so usually emminently suitable for families.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
9:30am to 5pm daily. Open from 1pm on Anzac Day, 25 April. CLosed Xmas Day, Good Friday.
Cafe on site offering hot and cold snacks and drinks, open 10am to 3pm. High chairs available..
Any Top Tips?
Enthusiasm appreciated but absolutely no running in the galleries..
Need a little extra help?
A passenger lift servicing all levels of the museum and a ramp from level 1 to 2 is available for wheelchairs and pushchairs..
A parents' room, equipped with a nappy change table and easy access for parents with a pusher is available..
What people are saying?
by Michael Watson
The museum was nice and modern, had some nice exhibits, and was well priced. However, it was very small and short, only taking an hour to walk through, and some of the more interesting exhibits were only temporary visitors from other museums. The staff were also a headache - there was no clear line to get in, and the staff didn't know how to use the computer at all. It was a little disappointing overall, and we wont be back again, but it was ok as a one-off.
by Tamara Alpin
by Jason Newman
Great day for adults and kids
by A Google User
Huge building, but i expected more inside. May be good for with children
by A Google User
Thought it would have more