Past exhibitions

Discover Queensland
01 January 2009 - 22 May 2016
Exhibition closing Sunday 22 May 2016. Discover Queensland presents objects, photographs and stories that capture the history, geography and social fabric of Queensland. There are stunning images, state-of-the-art technology, children's interactives and fascinating Queensland stories - all encouraging us to get out and discover our wonderful State.
Discover Queensland
Coral Coast
01 January 2009 - 22 May 2016
Exhibition closed Sunday 22 May 2016.
Coral Coast
Imagination Factory: Invent & Play
19 December 2009 - 12 December 2010
Feed your imagination with our new interactive exhibition from Questacon that celebrates basic mechanical tools and simple machines. The gears of your mind will be spinning with new ways to think about the mechanical world around you.
Imagination Factory: Invent & Play
Chenaya Bancroft-Davis
28 January 2010, 02:11 PM - 02:11 PM
Chenaya Bancroft-Davis
Going Places
28 January 2010, 02:11 PM - 02:11 PM
Climb aboard a flight simulator, try your luck at sailing a land yacht or test your skills controlling the traffic flow of a city. Our new Sciencentre exhibition, Going Places, invites you to take on a series of challenges to discover the science behind transport and travel.

Going Places
The Butterfly Man of Kuranda
17 February 2010 - 12 July 2010
A breathtaking look at the art and science of collecting. Take the opportunity to view some of our most prized insect collections. Their extraordinary arrangements of colour and form will amaze you as they have past generations of Queenslanders.
The Butterfly Man of Kuranda
Bloom: Wildflowers of Greater Brisbane
20 February 2010 - 19 September 2010
A garden of wildflowers surrounds Brisbane. Our new photography exhibition highlights some of the most beautiful plants in our back yard.
Bloom: Wildflowers of Greater Brisbane
Antarctica: Quest for the South Magnetic Pole
23 April 2010 - 20 June 2010
Visit our latest travelling exhibition on Level One.
Antarctica: Quest for the South Magnetic Pole
Kenniff Cave on display
16 May 2010 - 10 July 2011
Artefacts that revolutionised the Australian public's appreciation of the country's Aboriginal past.
Closing 10 July.
Kenniff Cave on display
The early archaeological research of Skertchly
16 May 2010 - 10 July 2011
A past display documenting Professor Sydney Skertchly's pioneering work demonstrating the existence of ancient humans many hundreds of millennia ago.
On display as part of National Archaeology Week 2010.
The early archaeological research of Skertchly
Endangered species
17 May 2010 - 10 July 2011
Queensland has many different kinds of native plants and animals. Each known as a species. Some of our species have been lost forever. They have become extinct. Others are threatened. These are in danger of becoming extinct if they cannot be managed successfully. Exhibtion closing 10 July 2011.
Endangered species
Moving: Wheels, Wind, Water
17 May 2010 - 10 July 2011
View the planes flown by Bert Hinkler, personal items of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, and learn how Queenslanders used to travel.
Moving: Wheels, Wind, Water
Museum Zoo
17 May 2010 - 15 July 2011
An awesome array of over 700 prehistoric and modern animals on parade. Take a walk on the wild side with creatures let loose from the Museum's world-class Biodiversity Collection - from the tiniest to the tallest and all sorts in between. Exhibition closing before the end of July 2011.
Museum Zoo
Exposed! The story of swimwear
22 May 2010 - 08 August 2010
From neck-to-knee to next to nothing! Exposed! the story of swimwear highlights the designs and designers, past and present, at the forefront of Australian swimwear fashion.
Exposed! The story of swimwear
Cash on Track
01 June 2010 - 10 December 2010
The Cash on Track display charts the history of the railway Pay Buses which operated across New South Wales from 1937 until the mid 1980s, moving cash along rail lines to pay employees at stations and maintenance gangs working on the tracks.
Cash on Track
Queensland Dragon, Chinese in the North
19 July 2010 - 22 August 2010
Retrace the early contribution of Chinese migrants in North Queensland.
Queensland Dragon, Chinese in the North
Final Gauge
31 July 2010 - 29 August 2010
Final Gauge records the end of an era and documents through words and images the history and culture of the Ipswich Railway Workshops.
Final Gauge
The Last Days of Burke & Wills
04 August 2010 - 05 December 2010
In an era of exploration, the Burke and Wills Expedition set out from Melbourne to chart an inland route to the Gulf of Carpentaria. The land the party crossed was, for them, an empty void; unknown, unchartered and unoccupied. It was a journey of discovery and desperation.
The Last Days of Burke & Wills
Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women's Fibre Work
21 August 2010 - 21 November 2010
Tayenebe, a Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning 'exchange', celebrates the revitalisation of Tasmanian Aboriginal weaving that has been taking place over the past three years.
Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women's Fibre Work
The Butterfly Man of Kuranda
04 September 2010 - 13 February 2011
A breathtaking look at the art and science of collecting. Take the opportunity to view some of our most prized insect collections. Their extraordinary arrangements of colour and form will amaze you as they have past generations of Queenslanders.
The Butterfly Man of Kuranda
Symbols of Australia
06 September 2010 - 14 November 2010
Symbols of Australia, a travelling exhibition exploring the diverse range of national symbols that define and represent Australia’s national identity will be on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland from 6 September 2010 – 14 November.
Symbols of Australia
This Company of Brave Men: The Gallipoli VCs
01 October 2010 - 14 November 2010
This Company of Brave Men: The Gallipoli VCs is a travelling exhibition from the Australian War Memorial, marking the 95th anniversary of that historic campaign, displays all nine of the Gallipoli VCs.
This Company of Brave Men: The Gallipoli VCs
Getting Sorted
19 October 2010 - 13 May 2011
Since QM was founded in 1862 our collections have been growing. So now it's time for some serious sorting. Getting Sorted is a rare opportunity to glimpse a range of objects not normally on display. You can also learn more about what goes on behind-the-scenes in a big museum. On display until 26 April 2011.
Getting Sorted
Symbols of Australia
04 December 2010 - 27 February 2011
Symbols of Australia, a travelling exhibition exploring the diverse range of national symbols that define and represent Australia’s national identity will be on display at the Queensland Museum South Bank from 4 December 2010 – 27 February 2011.
Symbols of Australia
The Proclamation of Queensland
04 December 2010 09:30 AM - 12 December 2010 05:00 PM
The Proclamation of Queensland
The Proclamation of Queensland
A is for Animals
21 January 2011 09:30 AM - 13 March 2011 05:00 PM
A is for Animals offers an A to Z of animals in war, from mascots and messengers to creepy-crawlies. Animals are put to many uses in war. Sometimes they have jobs to do: the horses, camels, mules, and donkeys used to transport soldiers and equipment, as well as carrier pigeons and tracker dogs with their special talents
A is for Animals
Our Water
12 February 2011 - 26 April 2011
If you were in control of Australia’s water, how would you use it? With hands-on exhibits, Our Water challenges visitors to investigate water from an urban, agricultural, industrial and environmental perspective.
Our Water
Artisans' Challenge
18 February 2011 - 13 March 2011
An exhibition of beautiful and unique hand-made pieces created by Cobb+Co Museum's resident artisans
Artisans' Challenge
Megawatt
19 February 2011 - 02 October 2011
How do we make electricity? Will we ever run out? Do animals use it?
Fire ants, electric guitars and safety switches are all featured in the Megawatt exhibition. Push, pull, press and play safely with electricity and explore the role of electricity in our everyday lives.
Megawatt
Brisbane Floods 2011
10 March 2011 09:30 AM - 27 March 2011 05:00 PM
This display features images and stories of Brisbane's flood prone past.
Brisbane Floods 2011
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