In line with the Queensland Government’s new COVID-19 restrictions, Queensland Museum (Brisbane), The Workshops Rail Museum (Ipswich) and Hendra Loans Facility will temporarily close to the public from 2pm on 31 July 2021 and are due to reopen 9.30am Wednesday 4 August. Learn more and view refund info.

Donate to the collection

Our collections are based on the generosity of many people with links to Queensland. Some significant items are purchased through the Queensland Museum Foundation while others are donated directly to the Museum. Object donations are vital and ensure that the collection represents the diversity of stories that make Queensland distinctive.

The museum receives many donation proposals. Depending on staff resources and expertise, assessment of the donation may take several weeks or sometimes longer. We will contact you within 10 days to acknowledge receipt of your offer and to provide an indicative timeframe for response.

If you have more questions about donation proposals, please contact the Queensland Museum. You may send us a filled in Donation Form by attaching it to your inquiry.