Opal Museum, Brisbane

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  • Had a really interesting couple of hours here. We started by watching a video about opals that looked as though it had been made in the 1990s but was fairly interesting and gave you a lot of informati...  more »
  • We learned SO MUCH!!! I had no idea there were such thing as opalized fossils. I love the story of how the museum came to be. Geoff himself gave us a grand tour. I’m so in love with OPALS now!!!  more »
  • Be sure to stop by here to learn about opals. There is a video to watch and a lot of sample of different types of opals to see. There is also a store where you can purchase jewelry. Very friendly.  more »
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  • What a gem! We were lucky enough to meet Geoff and stayed for every last tidbit of interesting history and geology of opal mining in Australia. Definitely worth the short bus trip.
  • Being opal miners ourselves we like to visit opal museums. This was by far the best! It was well laid out with informative displays. Geoff was extremely helpful and friendly. A visit to the Brisbane Opal Museum is a must. Frances and Brett White
  • Absolutely fantastic!!!! I can’t even tell you what amazing customer service Geoff provided. You can really tell he loves what he does. Came on a Wednesday morning and there was no one else there. He gave us a nice little tour, was super respective of our time (didn’t drag on like some museums). Had us watch a little video and then showed us some samples. Then, left us to wander on our own, no hovering or spying on us at all. Then the shop... omg the shop! First of all I just wanted to say he was super respectful of my budget. I let him know right away and he didn’t try to up sell me at all - everything he showed me was right within my budget. I was actually the one up selling myself because everything was SO beautiful and I had a wandering eye haha!! And very fair prices considering what you’re getting is the real deal. Also shocked me that he let me go outside with a few pieces to see the “fire” in the sunlight. Where I’m from that doesn’t happen at all! So it just goes to show how chill and nice Geoff is. He helped me fill out the tax free form as I’m overseas. Even gave me a map of the airport showing where to hand the slips into. It was just overall an amazing experience and I HIGHLY recommend checking it out!!
  • Very interesting tour with many amazing specimens. The tour includes lots of interesting history about opal mining as well and the tour guide is very helpful. I would recommend this to anyone who's interested or wants to learn more about opals.
  • Great for a short family outing. Very well organised and excellent learning experience.
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