Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville
(4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a great day out for adults or kids alike.everything you ever wanted to know about what happened to the mutinous crew of the H M S Bounty when the HMS Pandora was sent to bring them to justice!...  more »
  • Interesting exhibits well set up with easy access for all ages. Nicely set out and air conditioned so a great place to visit on a hot day 
  • A great local museum with plenty of interesring, interactive displays. Nice, modern and well priced. Very OK as a one-off. 
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  • Fantastic morning or afternoon out with the kids. Airconditioning and safe.
  • Great stop for kids and adults. Great exhibits, Good shop.
  • Great day out. Annual pass excellent value.
  • 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.