Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville

(4.1/5 based on 240 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 museum is wonderful, really worth a visit - dedicated to the story of the HMS Pandora, a ship tasked with capturing the mutineers of the Bounty and taking them back to England for trial. They cap...  more »
  • Visiting Townsville with the family from NSW and the museum was recommended to us as it had a dinosaur exhibit on. WOW! Such a great experience, my boys were blown away. I liked the history of Townsvi...  more »
  • We come down from Charters every few months as the kids always have a great time. The changing exhibits are always worthwhile. Just wish they'd bring back the little play area near the cafe for the li...  more »
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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.