Museum Of Tropical Queensland

Townsville, Townsville Area

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.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Child $8.80 - $8.80 General admission child ticket price.
Indicative Prices $15 - $15 General admission adult ticket price.

Opening Hours

Season/DateDayOpening Hours
All yearDaily9:30am - 5pm

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
70-102 Flinders Street
Townsville, Townsville Area
Queensland
Australia

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