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  • Queensland Museum and BHP’s $7.6 million collaboration unlocks Queensland’s research potential

    12 August 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Project DIG to help Australian scientists, innovators and researchers find new solutions to the complex problems facing the world today.
  • Monkey’s in full swing at Queensland Museum

    17 July 2018 - Queensland Museum

    The jungle is coming to Queensland Museum in the latest exhibition, Monkeys! A Primate Story, which will bring visitors closer to their primate cousins when it swings into action on Saturday 29 September.
  • MEPHISTO: THE CENTENARY OF A DARING First World War MISSION BY QUEENSLAND SOLDIERS TO CAPTURE THE ULTIMATE BATTLEFIELD PRIZE

    17 July 2018 - Queensland Museum

    The story of the German A7V Sturmpanzerwagen tank captured and recovered by Australian troops during the defence of Villers-Bretonneux in the First World War and displayed at the Queensland Museum since 1919, has captured the imaginations of military historians, war buffs and ordinary Queenslanders for a century.
  • Queensland Museum sparks science fun with new gallery

    28 June 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Calling all inventors, thinkers, creatives, the curious and science enthusiasts, Queensland Museum’s brand new science gallery SparkLab, Sciencentre will officially open its doors on Monday, 17 September.
  • 660

    11 June 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Artwork inspired by the State Collection is to go on display as part of an art exhibition, 660: Calling Home which is part of unsettle by Digi Youth Arts, Queensland Museum’s artist-in-residence.
  • Snap your One Weekend in Queensland to be part of new gallery

    31 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Queenslanders are being urged to document their typical weekend on June 9-10, as part of a social media campaign to highlight life in Queensland with selected images to be displayed in a new permanent gallery at Queensland Museum.
  • Lost spiders rediscovered in new paper

    25 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    A research group led by Queensland Museum scientist Dr Michael Rix, along with colleagues at the Western Australian Museum, University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum, has not only described the 15 new species of trapdoor spiders, but also highlighted the conservation challenges facing this group.
  • It’s full STEAM ahead for festival

    25 May 2018 - Queensland Museum


    Queensland Museum has once again led a successful World Science Festival Brisbane with more than 200,500 people participating in thought-provoking conversations, lively debates and engaging scientific demonstrations in 2018.
  • Celebrate International Museum Day with FREE events at Queensland Museum

    16 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum will be celebrating International Museum Day on Friday 18 May and visitors get to join in the fun with FREE entry to the brain-bending travelling exhibition Perception Deception at South Bank.
  • New species of trapdoor spiders already in decline

    11 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    A research group led by Queensland Museum scientist Dr Michael Rix, along with colleagues at the Western Australian Museum, University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum, has not only described the 15 new species of trapdoor spiders, but also highlighted the conservation challenges facing this group.
  • Unwrap the mysteries of ancient Egypt

    15 March 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Delve into the mysteries of ancient Egypt and virtually unwrap six mummies through cutting-edge visualisations and state-of-the-art technology at Queensland Museum’s latest exhibition Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives on now until 26 August.
  • Tickets on sale for Queensland Museum exhibition revealing mummies’ secrets

    01 December 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Tickets are now on sale for a major Queensland Museum exhibition, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, that includes new high-technology 3D scans revealing secrets about the mummies and the preservation of their bodies.
  • Queensland Museum unveils 2018 program

    24 November 2017 - Queensland Museum

    2018 is set to be a significant year for one of Australia’s most beloved and visited cultural institutions, the Queensland Museum, featuring the Queensland Government funded $9.4 million Sciencentre upgrade, Egyptian mummies from the British Museum, and the return of the phenomenally popular World Science Festival Brisbane.
  • Perception Deception

    01 August 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Deceive your brain at Queensland Museum
  • New Sciencentre to inspire wonder through international collaboration

    06 July 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum will partner with London’s Science Museum Group to deliver the multi-million-dollar Sciencentre refurbishment recently announced in the 2017-18 State Budget.
  • First sleepover at Queensland Museum

    03 July 2017 - Queensland Museum


    For one night bring your sleeping bag, pack your toothbrush and your imagination for a wild sleepover in the inaugural ‘Goodnight at the Museum’ on Saturday 19 August.
  • Unique STEM education partnership boosted by ARC funding

    28 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded a $278,000 grant to research the effects of a Queensland Museum partnership delivering student outcomes in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
  • An epic gladiatorial battle from the arena to Queensland Museum

    22 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Featuring more than 110 artefacts unearthed from the amphitheatres of Rome and Pompeii, Queensland Museum’s new exhibition, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, is set to take visitors on a fascinating journey back in time when it opens tomorrow (23 June).
  • Theatre performance to unsettle audiences

    19 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    A group of talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from Queensland Museum’s artist-in-residence program, unsettle, will take the stage for three nights in the theatrical production Anthro Apology.
  • Mephisto is heading for home

    09 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    One of Australia’s most significant war artefacts, the German tank Mephisto has returned to Queensland.
  • New spider species honours surfing icon

    02 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Australian surfing legend Mick Fanning has added another title to his belt thanks to Queensland Museum, with a new species of spider being named in his honour.
  • Celebrate International Museum Day with free entry to Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

    26 May 2017 - Queensland Museum

    To commemorate the historic Mabo High Court judgment, Queensland Museum is holding a special lecture to reflect on the journey so far, and the path still to be travelled.
  • Nominations for Queensland Museum Medal open

    18 May 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Nominations are open for the prestigious Queensland Museum Medal which acknowledges the positive impact people have on Australia’s most visited museum.
  • Celebrate International Museum Day with free entry to Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

    17 May 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Celebrate International Museum Day with free entry to Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
  • Leadership comes naturally to biodiversity winner

    18 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Have you ever wondered what shaped our universe after the Big Bang? Time is running out to visit Queensland Museum and see a fantastic exhibition that showcases the global quest to unlock the secrets of our universe.
  • A fresh new offering at Queensland Museum

    12 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum is pleased to announce a new partnership with Fresh Catering to deliver restaurant and event catering services at the museum in South Bank.
  • Theatre performance to unsettle audiences

    12 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    A group of talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from Queensland Museum’s artist-in-residence program, unsettle, will take the stage for three nights in the theatrical production Anthro Apology.
  • Queenslanders break records at World Science Festival Brisbane

    10 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Records were smashed at the World Science Festival Brisbane, with massive crowds entertained by performances, lectures, debates, demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities during eleven days of science-filled fun across five Queensland locations.
  • Name a spider for World Science Festival Brisbane

    27 March 2017 - Queensland Museum

    To celebrate the 2017 World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland Museum is giving you a rare honour to be part of history and name a new species of spider.
  • Queensland Museum researcher part of landmark coral bleaching study

    15 March 2017 - Queensland Museum

    A Queensland Museum Network scientist has been part of a landmark study into coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef released today in the prestigious journal Nature.
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