Past exhibitions

From Little Things Big Things Grow
11 February 2012 - 27 May 2012
This moving exhibition tells the largely unknown story of Indigenous and non-Indigenous activists who fought together for justice and equal rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
From Little Things Big Things Grow
Ancient Egypt: the Queensland Museum collection
24 March 2012 - 07 October 2012
The Queensland Museum has a small, but very significant, collection of objects from ancient Egypt that have been collected, donated or exchanged over the past 108 years.
Ancient Egypt: the Queensland Museum collection
Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
19 April 2012 - 21 October 2012
Featuring more than 100 ancient objects, including four exceptionally preserved mummies from the British Museum's internationally renowned Egyptian collection, Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb explores the rituals of life, death and the after-life in Ancient Egypt.
Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
Drawings from Goodna State School
15 June 2012 - 15 July 2012
Queensland Museum’s Collectors Cafe will showcase 17 artworks by the students of Goodna State School, created just weeks after the devastating floods of 2011.
Drawings from Goodna State School
Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam
02 August 2012 - 24 February 2013
Gwen Gillam was the leading dress designer in Queensland during the 1950s and 1960s. Bringing together garments from the Queensland Museum archives as well as items donated by Gillam’s family, friends and clients, this exhibition sheds light on the life and work of this unique Queensland trailblazer.
Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam
SS Oronsay
12 November 2012 - 31 December 2012
We're celebrating The Voyage of a Million Questions initiative by returning to public display a five metre long model of the SS Oronsay, an iconic and well-known ship that brought migrants from post-war Europe to their new lives in Australia.
SS Oronsay
Explore-a-saurus
23 November 2012 - 14 April 2013
Test your strength against a T-Rex jaw, uncover fossils and bones at a dig site and learn about how dinosaurs lived – from how fast they ran to how they digested their food. This is one exhibition you’ll be roaring to sink your teeth into! This exciting exhibition is recommended for children 3-8 years.
Explore-a-saurus
Collectomania
28 March 2013 - 09 February 2014
Lawn mowers, neon signs and even fingernails are among the objects featured in our new exhibition, Collectomania. Take a peek inside the private collections of Queenslanders and take a look at how our State’s stories are interpreted and retained through community collections.
Collectomania
Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route
25 May 2013 - 14 July 2013
Explore the richness of desert life in this beautiful exhibition from the National Museum of Australia and immerse yourself in the story of the Canning Stock Route (in Western Australia), the world’s longest historical stock route.
Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route
Curators of Cool
10 June 2013 - 10 June 2014
Our exciting new project shows you our collection through the eyes of six internationally influential stylists, editors, authors, architects and designers.
Curators of Cool
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
05 September 2013 - 27 January 2014
Featuring almost 230 priceless objects from between 2200 BC and AD 200, this exhibition showcases sculptures, jewellery and gold work of extraordinary beauty and significance.
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
Deep Oceans
28 March 2014 - 06 October 2014
Journey with us deep below the Earth’s surface to this dark and mysterious world in our new exhibition. Deep Oceans showcases strange real-life creatures as well as myths and legends about fearsome monsters of the deep.
Deep Oceans
Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt
05 April 2014 - 20 July 2014
In partnership with the Australian War Memorial, the Queensland Museum will host the Remember Me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt exhibition from April 5 2014.
Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt
‘Coloured Fish’ – origami school of fish
02 June 2014 - 06 October 2014
Coloured Fish is an origami fish installation created by 11 year old Noah Casey.
‘Coloured Fish’ – origami school of fish
4000 Species
25 July 2014 - 31 December 2014
The 4000 Species display is an interactive exhibition that takes visitors on a journey from discovery to naming.
4000 Species
Inside: Life in Children's Homes and institutions
09 August 2014 - 17 November 2014
Inside explores the hidden history of people who grew up in children’s homes, orphanages and institutions in Australia in the Mid-20th century. From 9 August – 16 November.
Inside: Life in Children's Homes and institutions
Inside: Life in Children's Homes and institutions
09 August 2014 - 17 November 2014
Inside explores the hidden history of people who grew up in children’s homes, orphanages and institutions in Australia in the Mid-20th century. From 9 August – 16 November.
Inside: Life in Children's Homes and institutions
Inside: Life in Children's Homes and institutions
09 August 2014 - 17 November 2014
Inside explores the hidden history of people who grew up in children’s homes, orphanages and institutions in Australia in the Mid-20th century. From 9 August – 16 November.
Inside: Life in Children's Homes and institutions
Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion
12 November 2014 - 01 February 2015
Undressed: 350 years of underwear in fashion will feature undergarments from the Victoria & Albert Museum London's extensive collection that dates from 1750 to the present day.
Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion
Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia
29 November 2014 - 08 June 2015
Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia exhibition traces the changing shape and character of the bicycle, and its impact on Australia’s social, economic and political life.
Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia
Humanoid Discovery
13 December 2014 - 12 July 2015
Take a look at the human body from a different perspective. In Humanoid Discovery, lie on a Bed of Nails and test your pain receptors, see your shrinking pupils with your own eyes, use your senses to explore tastes and mystery sounds, and explore the gurgling in your guts.
Humanoid Discovery
Dandiiri Maiwar
01 January 2015 - 19 August 2016
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures Centre.Dandiiri Maiwar celebrates, from a traditional and contemporary perspective, Queensland's two distinct Indigenous cultures through stories, film, artefacts, photographs, art and music.
Dandiiri Maiwar
Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous
27 March 2015 - 05 October 2015
Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous, is an animatronic reconstruction of the most extraordinary dinosaurs to walk the Earth.
Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous
The Great Barrier Reef Exhibition
27 June 2015 - 22 November 2015
Take the plunge and explore the largest reef system on Earth at Queensland Museum’s outdoor photographic exhibition, The Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef Exhibition
This is my heritage
07 July 2015 - 30 June 2017
This is my heritage shares the history and cultural connections to objects in the Queensland Museum State Collection, told through the voices of 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples from around the state.
This is my heritage
Rescue
25 July 2015 - 21 February 2016
Explore the technology and skills needed in the unpredictable world of search and rescue. In Rescue fly a helicopter simulator, test your skills for vertical rescue, use infrared cameras and more.
Rescue
Medieval Power: Symbols & Splendour
11 December 2015 - 10 April 2016
The might of Medieval Europe will storm the walls of Queensland Museum in an exclusive exhibition from the British Museum.
Medieval Power: Symbols & Splendour
Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous
21 June 2016 - 09 October 2016
The most extraordinary creatures to have ever walked the earth are returning to Queensland Museum in 2016.
Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous
Authentic Australia?
26 July 2016 - 05 February 2017
Authentic Australia?
Parasites: Life Undercover
10 August 2016 - 29 January 2017
Come face to face with a giant mosquito, get up close to more than 50 original parasite specimens and take a look at how a parasite-host relationship works with over 30 displays.
Parasites: Life Undercover
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