Every past should be left behind, but we must never forget what lessons we learned from them. So on your trip to Brisbane, don’t forget to include the Queensland Museum on your itinerary.
Established all the way back in 1862, the Queensland Museum has been the safest haven for the state’s historical collections that are as old as the colonial times. Showcasing a home grown and Torres Strait floor, you’ll get your hands on the cultural, historical and scientific objects and displays in the Discovery Centre, get interactive with the displays of biodiversity all over Queensland, and the indoor and outdoor dinosaur zones.
Some of the greatest exhibits you’ll get to see in this museum are the Avian Cirrus, the popular tiny Avro Avian biplane of Bert Hinkler that flew all the way from London to Bundaberg in 1928—which is displayed proudly in the reception area—and the installation of Ordinary Men: Three Stories of the Victoria Cross, which includes a World War I film footage, still photos, original letters, and medals.
The kids will love the Energex Playosaurus Place, an al fresco sponge floored garden, where lifelike images of T-Rex and triceratops are everywhere. Children can run all they like in here as well as dance nonstop to dinosaur films that are playing on loop. Then located on the ground floor,is the skeleton of Muttaburrasaurus, a dinosaur otherwise known as the first Queenslander, whose remains were found in the town of Muttabura.
Popular amongst the tourists and locals is the replica of the Lark Quarry trackway, the 300,000 footprint site where the world’s solely identified dinosaur stampede happened,is also in the museum for kids to play around and even re-enact the stampede itself.
More is in store for you at theQueensland Museum, located on the corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, in South Bank Cultural Precinct, South Brisbane. For tickets and more information about the museum, you may visit its website.
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