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Museum of Tropical Queensland

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“hms pandora”(12 reviews)
Want to explore a shipwreck, dive on the Great Barrier Reef and visit a rainforest, all in one day? Situated in the city centre, the Museum showcases life in the tropics from dinosaurs to modern day, with our travelling exhibitions and local...more
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70-102 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4726 0600
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All reviews hms pandora dinosaur display diving helmets moving dinosaurs interactive displays spend an afternoon couple of hours gift shop local history few hours annual pass all ages worth a visit reef hq great for kids lots of fun great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We thought the exhibits were great, enough to keep the kids entertained and adults alike. Hated walking through the gift shop first. That was frustrating with little fingers wanting to touch everything. The little creepy crawls display was super great and the kids loved building...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank isacat4825
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visit the museum at least half a dozen times a year. And have a family membership. This was the first time this year we'd visited. The museum was wonderful as usual & the kids had a blast! The staff & volunteers are always lovely...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank aggiesteno
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a little surprised to find that there were two main fields of detail here - either the shipwreck of the Pandora or marine and land life. The detail of the Pandora specially is really well done, and hugely interesting with interactive areas for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BadgemanPerth
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had to spend 3 extra days in Townsville due to floods on route above us & this is how we spent an afternoon. Enjoyed the history, the displays.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rosemary D
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

I spend three hours at the museum and it was fantastic. Good visualized, much information and good structured!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Katharina S
Reviewed February 15, 2019

For a regional city with not a very big history, the museum was better than expected. As an interested adult, there was enough detail and for children, there was enough to keep them occupied for a couple of hours.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roger G
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Visited for the science talks, which were fun, informative, and interactive. A great way to encourage interest in the subject. Both presenters were great. That aside, there are lots of fun things to engage the children throughout the museum, where we ended up spending most...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank K5560EXdianel
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Very good.never get tired of going their they had the science display this time very good my granddaughters really enjoyed herself interacting with all the different displays and . puzzles.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Supersue04
Reviewed January 10, 2019

What a great place to visit, if you have children, take them. There is so much interactive things to do. You could spend hours there

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Deborah R
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Pandora exhibit was excellent I visited this museum some 20 years ago and felt the place was very tired and needed a real good clean up and a bit of polish the interactive exhibits were worth and dirty Apart from pandora exhibit very poor museum

Date of experience: January 2019
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October 7, 2018|
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Response from 1970guyw | Reviewed this property |
I went there on my own and found there was some interesting information. The informatio on some of the dinsaurs and Pandora (ship) was the most interesting for me.
Sarah-Louise W
June 17, 2018|
Response from Lorelle S | Property representative |
Hi there. Our entry prices can be found on our website. We have different prices for locals and non-locals. Hope that helps. Lorelle.