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Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville
Categories: Islands, History Museums, Museums, Nature & Parks
See one of the world’s most extensive and significant collections of coral at Museum of Tropical Queensland. This museum of natural history and archaeology also keeps artifacts recovered from the wreck of HMS Pandora, which sank off the coast of north Queensland in 1791 after capturing some of the participants in the infamous mutiny on the Bounty. Other notable exhibits include animatronic versions of the world's most famous dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Queensland’s own Muttaburrasaurus, as well as a typical north Queensland rain forest environment. Bring the whole family to the interactive exhibition of a Great Barrier Reef shipwreck, which is custom-built for families with small children. Make Museum of Tropical Queensland a centerpiece of your Townsville vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Townsville itinerary planner.
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It's always great to have passionate people working in a place like this. We found the whole day superb. Particularly the chat with the palentologist about dinosaur bones and fossils found in central ... read more »
We took the kids to the Museum, they absolutely loved it. The lego display was on, and we enjoyed building a huge tower as a family.
Extremely well presented and well laid out. The exhibits were informative and interesting making our visit a thoroughly enjoyable few hours. Certainly have no hesitation in recommending this venue as ... read more »
Targeted at kids mostly. Good exhibit on the Pandora ship which is good for adults.
A great local museum with plenty of interesring, interactive displays. Regularly hosts special themed events that interests local residents to visit.
Very interesting, modern museum with a good variety of exhibits
Kids love coming here, they enjoy firing the cannon and they often have interesting exhibits
"A museum fit for Townsville". Small & needing a refurbishment. The kids still love it though.
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