Old Queensland Museum building at Bowen Hills

History of Queensland Museum Kurilpa

Queensland Museum Kurilpa is the flagship campus of Queensland Museum and is located at South Bank, in the heart of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct.

Featured galleries include:

  • SparkLab, Sciencentre which offers interactive science and technology experiences.
  • The Discovery Centre where visitors can interact with hundreds of objects, animals and fossils.
  • Wild State, an interactive gallery showcasing Queensland’s unique biodiversity.
  • Anzac Legacy Gallery where visitors can uncover the stories, objects and journeys that trace how the First World War changed the face of Queensland.

The museum hosts an annual calendar of national and international travelling exhibitions and offers a range of events and public programs including the annual World Science Festival Brisbane.

Behind the scenes, Queensland Museum Kurilpa is home to a significant portion of the State Collection including Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Indigenous cultures, rare books, textiles, ceramics, insects, arachnids, mammals, birds, reptiles and parasites.

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