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Museum Of Tropical Queensland

The Museum of Tropical Queensland building in the purple light of twilight, as seen from across Ross Creek. A family discovers hidden reefs in the shipwreck adventure activity area A full scale replica of the HMS Pandora stands in the Great Gallery Man and boy looking at the model of the HMS Pandora in the Great Gallery A Museum education officer reads a story to a young girl A young couple look at one of the displays in the Pandora Gallery Visitors exploring the Enchanted Rainforest Gallery

The award-winning Museum of Tropical Queensland provides a snapshot of this diverse region of North Queensland, from World Heritage listed rainforest and reefs to the story of the shipwrecked HMS Pandora, the ship sent to capture the Bounty mutineers. The Museum's family-friendly exhibitions and displays explore life in the tropics from prehistoric times to modern day. Located in the heart of Townsville, the Museum has temporary and permanent exhibitions to captivate visitors and their school holiday programs offer something for kids of all ages. The Great Gallery is dominated by a replica of the HMS Pandora, the ship sent by the British Admiralty in 1790 to capture the Bounty and her mutinous crew in Tahiti. Tragically, on her return journey in 1791, Pandora hit the Great Barrier Reef and sake. She remained undiscovered for 186 years and today, objects recovered from the wreck are part of this permanent exhibition. Dig a little deeper into the stories behind the exhibitions and displays with a daily program of talks and tours starting at 10.30am. Paid street parking is available outside the Museum, and free parking (time limits apply) is available on The Strand, about 200 metres from the Museum.

Location: 70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville, Townsville Area, Queensland, Australia

Location: 70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland, Australia


Phone: (07) 4726 0600