List of museums in Queensland

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For museums in the city and suburbs of Brisbane, see List of museums in Brisbane. This list of museums in Queensland, Australia contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. These also include non-profit art galleries and university art galleries.


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Name Location Area Type Summary
5th Light Horse Museum Gympie Wide Bay–Burnett Military website
A.A. Cassimatis Store and Cottage Muttaburra Central West History Period general store and cottage [1]
Agnes Water Museum Agnes Water Capricorn Coast Local history website, operated by the Discovery Coast Historical Society
Aramac Tramway Museum Aramac Central West Railway [2]
Archer Park Rail Museum Rockhampton Capricorn Coast Railway Historic rail station, features working steam rail tram
Army Museum of North Queensland Townsville Townsville Military History of the Australian Army in North Queensland, located in Kissing Point Fortification
Artspace Mackay Mackay Capricorn Coast Art website
Australian Age of Dinosaurs Winton Central West Natural history Dinosaur fossils
The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum Cairns Cairns Region Military Tanks, armoured vehicles and artillery from the second World war period and post war
Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre Warwick Darling Downs History website, history of rodeo and the cowboy
Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame Longreach Central West History Pioneers of the Australian outback, Australian stockmen and Aborigines, history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
Australian Sugar Heritage Centre Mourilyan Tropical North Agriculture website, sugar farming and processing
Australian Workers Heritage Centre Barcaldine Central West History website, exhibits about Australia's working men and women, teachers, power workers, railway workers and others
Bakers Military Memorabilia Museum Childers Wide Bay–Burnett Military Private collection of military items, photos and memorabilia[3]
Barcaldine Museum Barcaldine Central West Local history information
Barcoo Shire Museum Jundah Central West Local history information
Bauple Museum Bauple Queensland Local history Bauple and Tiaro [1]
Beaudesert Museum Beaudesert South East Local history website, operated by the Historical Society of Beaudesert, features agricultural machinery and tools, horse-drawn farm vehicles
Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum Beenleigh South East Open air Features twenty heritage buildings with original items used by those who lived in the 1860s and onward
Blackwater International Coal Centre Blackwater Capricorn Coast Mining website, coal mining in Australia
Bollon Heritage Centre Bollon South West Local history information
Boondooma Homestead Proston Wide Bay–Burnett Historic house website, mid 19th century homestead
Brennan & Geraghtys Store Maryborough Wide Bay–Burnett History Operated by the National Trust of Queensland, includes the late 19th century store, stables, a cottage and an early 20th-century residence
Bribie Island Seaside Museum Bongaree Moreton Bay Region Local Local history, island life
Bundaberg Railway Museum Bundaberg Wide Bay–Burnett Railway Located in North Bundaberg Railway Station, includes photos, uniforms, tools, a signal cabin, railway cars and equipment
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Bundaberg Wide Bay–Burnett Art website
Burnett War Museum Kingaroy Wide Bay–Burnett Military information
Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy Sunshine Coast Art website, art and local history
Cairns Museum Cairns Far North Local history website, operated by the Cairns Historical Society
Cairns Regional Gallery Cairns Far North Art Exhibitions of historical and contemporary art by leading regional, national and international artists, and from its collections of the cultural heritage of Far North Queensland
Calliope River Historical Village River Ranch Capricorn Coast Open air Operated by the Port Curtis Historical Society, relocated historic buildings including houses, a school, church, train station, Masonic Lodge hall and a police cell
Caloundra Regional Gallery Caloundra Sunshine Coast Art website
Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre Richmond North West Queensland Local history information
Capella Pioneer Village Capella Capricorn Coast Open air website
Cardwell Bush Telegraph Cardwell Far North History Historic post office & telegraph station, old shire hall, courthouse & lock-up
Central Queensland Military Museum Rockhampton Capricorn Coast Military website
Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns Cairns Far North Art website
Childers Pharmaceutical Museum Childers Wide Bay–Burnett Pharmacy Turn-of-the 20th century pharmacy
Chinchilla Historical Museum Chinchilla Darling Downs Local history information
Clermont Museum Clermont Capricorn Coast Local history information
Clifton Historical Museum Clifton Darling Downs Local history information
Cobb & Co Museum Toowoomba Darling Downs Transportation Operated by the Queensland Museum, horse-drawn vehicles
Cooktown History Centre Cooktown Far North Local history website, operated by the Cooktown and District Historical Society
Cosmos Centre Charleville South West Science website, observatory, meteorites
Crows Nest Folk Museum & Village Crows Nest Darling Downs Open air website
Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery Crows Nest Darling Downs Art website
Cultural Centre Townsville Townsville Townsville Ethnic website, Aboriginal history, culture, art
Customs House Museum Goondiwindi Darling Downs Duties & taxes website, period home
Daintree Discovery Centre Daintree Far North Natural history website, ecology of the Daintree Rainforest
Dairy and Heritage Museum Murgon Wide Bay–Burnett Farming information, dairying equipment, pioneer homestead
Dalby Pioneer Park Museum Dalby Darling Downs Open air website, features many historic buildings, social history collections, operating tractors and agricultural machinery, geology collection
Das Neumann Haus Museum Laidley South East Historic house information, 1930s period home
Diamantina Health Care Museum Woolloongabba Brisbane Health care History of the Princess Alexandra Hospital and predecessor institutions
Dogwood Crossing, Miles Miles Darling Downs Art website, cultural centre that includes art gallery, library, IT centre and social history displays
Dr Arratta Memorial Museum Muttaburra Central West Local history information, features medical artefacts from the former hospital
Emu Park Museum Emu Park Capricorn Coast Local history website, includes railway collection
Eumundi Museum Eumundi Sunshine Coast Local history website, local, social and natural history
Fairymead House Sugar Museum Bundaberg Wide Bay–Burnett Agriculture information, area sugar industry
Flinders Discovery Centre Hughenden North West Queensland Natural history website, dinosaur fossils
Gab Titui Cultural Centre Thursday Island Far North Ethnic website, Aboriginal culture, history and art
Gatakers Artspace Maryborough Wide Bay–Burnett Art website
Gatton Museum Gatton South East Local history information
Gayndah Museum Gayndah Wide Bay–Burnett Historic house, local history website
Gladstone Maritime History Museum Gladstone Capricorn Coast Maritime website
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Gladstone Capricorn Coast Multiple Art, local culture and history
Glengallan Homestead and Heritage Centre Warwick Darling Downs Historic house 19th-century country house
Gold Coast City Art Gallery Surfers Paradise South East Art
Greycliffe Homestead Biloela Central Historic house website, operated by the Banana Shire Historical Society, late 19th century pioneer homestead
Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum Gympie Wide Bay–Burnett Multiple website, operated by the Gympie Historical Society, gold mining and local history, industry, agriculture, social history
Gympie Regional Art Gallery Gympie Wide Bay–Burnett Art website
Herberton Mining Museum Herberton Far North Mining website, tin mining
Herberton Spy & Camera Museum Herberton Far North Multiple, history of espionage and photography
Heritage Centre Toowoomba Toowoomba Darling Downs Transportation website, road history in Queensland
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery Pialba Wide Bay–Burnett Art website
Highfields Pioneer Village Highfields Darling Downs Open air website
Historic Village Herberton Herberton Far North Open air Features over 50 restored period buildings dating back to the 1860s, set out like a tin mining town
Hinkler Hall of Aviation Bundaberg Wide Bay–Burnett Aerospace website, life of aviation pioneer Bert Hinkler
Historic House Museum Charleville South West Historic house website, operated by the Charleville and District Historical Society
Hou Wang Temple Atherton Far North Ethnic Early 20th-century Chinese temple with an art gallery and interpretation centre, operated by the National Trust of Queensland
Ilfracombe Machinery and Heritage Museum Ilfracombe Central West Agriculture information, open air display of agriculture machinery
Ipswich Art Gallery Ipswich South East Art website
Jackson Collections Ilfracombe Central West Commodity information, lifetime collections of Hilton and Ike Jackson including bottles, hubcaps, buttons, drill bits, rabbit traps and scissors
James Cook Historical Museum Cooktown Far North Local history Operated by the National Trust of Queensland, includes artefacts Captain James Cook left behind, history of area education and the former convent
John Flynn Place Cloncurry North West Queensland Multiple website, life of John Flynn (minister) and the development of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, School of the Air, art gallery
Jondaryan Woolshed Oakey Darling Downs Open air Rural life of pioneering Australia and sheep raising
Kilkivan Shire Museum Kilkivan Wide Bay–Burnett Local history information
Kingaroy Art Gallery Kingaroy Wide Bay–Burnett Art Hosts monthly exhibitions by local and visiting artists in three gallery spaces
Kingaroy Heritage Museum Kingaroy Wide Bay–Burnett Local history information
Kronosaurus Korner Richmond North West Queensland Natural history website, marine fossils
Kumbia Federation Heritage Centre Kumbia Wide Bay–Burnett Local history information, operated by the Kumbia and District Historical Society
Laidley Pioneer Village Laidley South East Open air website, operated by the Laidley Historical Society
Landsborough Shire Museum Landsborough Sunshine Coast Local history Local and social history
Langenbaker House Ilfracombe Central West Historic house website
Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways Winton Central West Natural history Guided tours of the protected dinosaur trackways and cretaceous fossils
Leahy House Thargomindah South West Local history information
Logan Art Gallery Kingston South East Art website
Logan City Historical Museum Kingston South East Local history website
Longreach Powerhouse Museum Longreach Central West Technology information, rural generating station with engines, local history displays
Loudoun House Museum Irvinebank Tablelands Local history website
Magnetic Island Museum Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island Townsville Local history [4]
Maritime Museum of Townsville Townsville Townsville Maritime website
Marlborough Historical Museum Marlborough Capricorn Coast Local history information
Mary Kathleen Memorial Park/ Museum & Information Centre Cloncurry North West Queensland Local history information, also outdoor displays of steam engines, a traction engine, farm and mining machinery
Mayes Cottage Kingston South East Historic house Late 19th century colonial house
Miles Historical Village and Museum Miles Darling Downs Open air 1920s period village
Milne Bay Military Museum Toowoomba Darling Downs Military website, artefacts and history of the 25th Battalion (Darling Downs Regiment)
Miner's Cottage Charters Towers Townsville Historic house website, late 1800's workers cottage
Miner's Heritage Mount Morgan Capricorn Coast Mining website,
Montys Garage Vintage Car Museum Glenmorgan Darling Downs Automotive information, 1940s style auto garage with restored vintage cars and trucks
Morven Museum Morven South West Local history information
Mount Morgan Historical Museum Mount Morgan Capricorn Coast Local website, information, local history
Mount Morgan Railway Museum Mount Morgan Capricorn Coast Railway
Museum of Australian Military Intelligence Canungra South East Military information
Museum of Australian Army Flying Oakey Darling Downs Aerospace Historical aircraft tracing the history of the Australian Army Aviation and back to the Australian Flying Corps during World War I
Museum of Tropical Queensland Townsville Townsville Multiple Operated by the Queensland Museum, natural history, marine archaeology and history
National Trust Heritage Centre Townsville Townsville Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Queensland, lifestyle of families prominent in the history of north Queensland
Nebo Museum Nebo Capricorn Coast Local history information
Nobby Forge & Vintage Museum Nobby Darling Downs History website, clothes, accessories and furniture from the 1900s to the 1960s
Noosa Museum Pomona Sunshine Coast Local History website
Noosa Regional Gallery Tewantin Sunshine Coast Art website
North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum Dunwich South East Local history
Old Rainworth Fort Springsure Central History Mid 19th-century community storehouse built in case of conflict in the Australian frontier wars, contains historic artifacts
Ormiston House Ormiston South East Historic house Mid 19th-century plantation house and gardens
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville Townsville Art
Pine Rivers Heritage Museum Petrie Moreton Bay Region Local history website
Pinnacles Gallery Thuringowa Central Townsville Art Located in the Riverway Arts Centre
Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village Pittsworth Darling Downs Open air information
Port Douglas Court House Museum Port Douglas Far North Local history website, operated by the Douglas Shire Historical Society
Pringle Cottage Museum Warwick Darling Downs Open air Includes two cottages with period furniture, a church and printing museum
Proserpine Museum Proserpine Whitsundays Local history website
Qantas Founders Outback Museum Longreach Central West Aerospace
Quarantine Museum Pallarenda Townsville Medical [5]
Queensland Ambulance Museum, Barcaldine Barcaldine Medical website, historic ambulances and equipment, operates within the Australian Workers Heritage Centre
Queensland Ambulance Museum, Charters Towers Charters Towers Townsville Medical website, historic ambulances and equipment, open by appointment
Queensland Heritage Park Biloela Central Open air website, agriculture, rural life
Queensland Motorsport Museum Ipswich Ipswich CBD Automotive website, 1600Sqm Road and Race vehicles, memorabilia and over 800 die-cast models
Quilpie Museum Quilpie South West Local history information, local history and art gallery
Quinkan and Regional Cultural Centre Laura Far North Multiple website, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage, area natural environment
RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre Amberley South East Military website, information, historic military aircraft and Australian military memorabilia
Raspberry Creek Homestead Byfield Capricorn Coast Local history Operated by the Byfield and District Historical Society[6]
Rathdowney Historical Museum Rathdowney South East Local history website
Ration Shed Museum Cherbourg Wide Bay–Burnett Ethnic website, Aboriginal culture and what life was like them living under the Aboriginal Protection Act during the first half of the 20th century
Ravenswood Court House Museum Ravenswood Townsville Local history information
Redcliffe Museum Redcliffe Moreton Bay Region Local history website
Redland Art Gallery Cleveland South East Art website, also a location in Capalaba
Redland Museum Cleveland South East Local history Redlands' social history from 1842 to the present, includes textiles, dolls and toys
Ringsfield House Nanango Wide Bay–Burnett Historic house website, operated by the Nanango Historical Society, early 20th century period house and gardens
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Surfers Paradise South East Amusement
Riversleigh Fossil Centre Mount Isa North West Queensland Natural history website, fossils from the Riversleigh fossil site
RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre Eidsvold Wide Bay–Burnett Local history website, bush culture and history, influence of bushman R. M. Williams on that culture
Rockhampton Art Gallery Rockhampton Capricorn Coast Art website, municipal art gallery
Rockhampton Heritage Village Parkhurst Capricorn Coast Open air website, buildings from 1850–1950
Rosewood Railway Museum Rosewood South East Railway website, operated by the Australian Railway Historical Society
Royal Bull's Head Inn Drayton Darling Downs Historic site Operated by the National Trust of Queensland, mid 19th century inn, dairy and stables
Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre Charleville South West Medical website, history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
Samford Museum Samford Moreton Bay Region Local history website, area rural, domestic, educational, railway, timber, transport and village history
Samurai Gallery Australia Cairns Far North Queensland Museum/Gallery website, arts, armor and weaponry of the Japanese samurai warriors
Sarina "Field of Dreams" Historical Centre Sarina Capricorn Coast Local history information
Shell World Yeppoon Yeppoon Capricorn Coast Natural history website, information, over 20,000 shells including marine, land and fossil molluscs
South Burnett Energy Centre Nanango Wide Bay–Burnett Science website, development and future of power generation
South Burnett Regional Timber Museum Wondai Wide Bay–Burnett Forestry information, area timber industry
Springsure Hospital Museum Springsure Central Medical history Old hospital equipment including beds, linen, and medical.
St George Heritage Centre St George South West Local history information
Stanthorpe Heritage Museum Stanthorpe Darling Downs Local history website
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Stanthorpe Darling Downs Art Exhibitions of regional and national art, both contemporary and traditional[7]
Stonehouse Museum Currumbin Central West Sports website, includes area marine fossils, Aboriginal artefacts, agriculture equipment
Surf World Gold Coast Surfers Paradise South East Sports website, surfing champions and memorabilia
Tambo Post & Telegraph Museum Tambo Central Western Post & telegraph website, operated by the Totally Tambo Heritage Group
Tanks Arts Centre Cairns Far North Art Performing and visual arts centre, located in a former WWII fuel depot
Templin Historical Village Templin South East Open air information
TerrEstrial Georgetown Far North Natural history website, includes large collection of rocks, minerals, former gold mine structures and equipment
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery Toowoomba Darling Downs Art website
Townsville Museum Townsville Townsville Local history website,
TYTO Regional Art Gallery Ingham North Queensland Art
Underground Hospital and Beth Anderson Museum Mount Isa Gulf Country Medical information, World-War II era hospital under the ground
University of Southern Queensland Artsworx Toowoomba Darling Downs Art website, part of University of Southern Queensland
University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Sippy Downs Sunshine Coast Art website, part of the University of the Sunshine Coast
Venus Gold Battery Charters Towers Townsville Mining information, information
Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton Central West Multiple website, includes the Outback Regional Gallery, Qantilda Museum
Warwick Art Gallery Warwick Darling Downs Art website
The Wax Museum Surfers Paradise South East Wax website, includes movie stars, scientists, explorers, villains and world leaders
Wellshot Centre Ilfracombe Central West Local history information
Whitula Museum Windorah Central West Local history information
Winton's Diamantina Heritage Truck & Machinery Museum Winton Central West Transportation website
Wondai Heritage Centre Wondai Wide Bay–Burnett Local history information
Wondai Regional Art Gallery Wondai Wide Bay–Burnett Art website
Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre Gympie Wide Bay–Burnett Forestry website, timber and forestry industries up to the 1950s
Workshops Rail Museum Ipswich South East Railway Operated by the Queensland Museum, impact of rail travel in Queensland, includes model railway
Yarraman Heritage Centre Yarraman Wide Bay–Burnett Local history website
Yugambeh Museum Beenleigh South East Ethnic Aboriginal heritage and culture
Zara Clark Museum Charters Towers Townsville Local history website, operated by the National Trust of Queensland, includes transport and local artefacts, mining, medical items and photographs

Defunct museums[edit]

  • Australian Motorcycle Museum, Haigslea, closed in 2014[8]
  • North Queensland Military Museum[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tourism:Muttaburra". Barcaldine Regional Council. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tourism: Aramac". Barcaldine Regional Council. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Childers Military Museum". 2/6 Cavalry Commando Regiment Association. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Magnetic Island Museum". Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Pallarenda Park, Beach and Quarantine Museum". Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  6. ^ "Byfield and District Historical Society Museum. - People and organisations - Trove". Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  7. ^ "Official site". Stanthorpe Regional Art Galley. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Chance to own rare museum bikes". Motorbike Writer. December 10, 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2016. A rare two-wheel-drive motorcycle is one of several rare motorcycles being sold after the Australian Motorcycle Museum at Haigslea closed about three months ago. 
  9. ^ "North Queensland Military Museum, Jezzine Barracks, Kissing Point, Townsville". Retrieved 2014-04-13. 

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