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“Just Okay.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Tropical Queensland

Museum of Tropical Queensland
70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
07 4726 0600
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Ranked #12 of 24 Attractions in Townsville
Type: Islands, History Museums, National Parks, Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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2 reviews
“Just Okay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

There was a special exhibit on at the Museum but the cost to get in was a bit steep. If you lived in the area it was free so this was another way of parting the tourist with their dollars which seemed to be the main reason for Townsville.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Townsville, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Family friendly at the Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great place for the whole family with numerous interactive displays available to keep everybody occupied . Displays and artiafects are world standard

Visited June 2012
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Townsville, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Very interesting and informative exhibits. I believe locals still get in for free. Gift shop has a great variety of gifts and toys.

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Townsville, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This museum has some exceptional permanent exhibits, as well as temporary ones that reflect society. The kids will love the interactive exhibits - parents too!

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Townsville, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

As locals we don't pay an admission fee, so we often go just for a short visit. Great permanent exhibit, nice 'science play area' for kids of all ages.
Occasionally, the special exhibit are smaller than we expected or hoped, but the artefacts are always well presented.

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