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Queensland Museum welcomes all visitors and offers accessible parking and wheelchair access to exhibits, restrooms and café. Car and coach parking are available on site.

If you have further questions about accessibility, please ask our staff or contact us.

Tickets & entry

Quieter times
Queensland Museum is usually quieter between 2pm and 4pm on school days with our quietest month being February.

SparkLab is an interactive, accessible space for all visitors. Peak visitation times are weekdays between 9:40am and 2pm, Sundays and Queensland school holidays.

Service animals
We welcome service dogs, however in the interest of a safe and healthy visit for all guests and the protection of our state’s historical collection, we ask you leave all other animals at home.

Purchasing tickets
To avoid queues consider purchasing your tickets online prior to your visit.

You can print your barcoded ticket at home using the PDF sent to you, or open the PDF and use the barcode on your phone, ready to be scanned on entry to the exhibition.

Printing or scanning your ticket will allow you to head straight to the exhibition door and bypass the queue for tickets on Level 2.

Companion Card program
We recognise the Queensland Government's Companion Card program. The companion of a Companion Card Holder is entitled to free entry.

If you have a Companion Card holder ticket to an exhibition or event, please have your valid Queensland Government issued ‘Companion Card’ ready to show staff.

For card examples please visit the Queensland Government website.

Moving around the museum

Accessible parking can be found on the lower level of Queensland Cultural Centre car park below Queensland Museum. 

Lifts from the car park to the main entrance on Level 2 will connect you with lifts to other levels of the museum building.

Wheelchair access
All entrances and areas in the museum are wheelchair accessible. Lifts are located in the centre of the building to enable access to all levels of the museum.

There is seating around the museum and in Café Muse on Level 2. Space for wheelchairs is set aside at all of our events and activities, including lectures, workshops and shows.

You can borrow a wheelchair for use within the museum from the Cloakroom on Level 2. They are free of charge and subject to availability. Motorised wheelchairs are permitted in Queensland Museum.

There are single user/accessible toilets on Level 0 and Level 2 in the museum, as well as in Café Muse and SparkLab.

There is a Family Room on Level 0 and Level 2. There is a fold down change table also available in the toilets on Level 1 and in SparkLab.

Audio & Visual

SparkLab contains exhibits that have high voltage causing a strong electromagnetic field and flashing lights that may affect some medical conditions.

Sound enhancement
The Cloakroom desk and Theatre on Level 2, and Entry Desk on Level 0, are equipped with induction loops that transmit directly to hearing aids with T-coils. 

Sensory kits
Noise cancelling headphones and Sensory Kits are available at the Cloakroom on Level 2 and SparkLab entry on Level 1.


Social stories and maps
Use our social stories as part of your child’s visit preparation.

Use our map of high sensory spaces and exhibits to plan a visit to suit your child.

Large Print Guides
PDF versions of some of our exhibition content can be used to enlarge the font of exhibition displays or for text to speech on your personal device throughout your visit.

If you would like to borrow a device while you are visiting the museum, please speak to our Cloakroom staff on Level 2.

Dinosaurs of Patagonia:

Anzac Legacy Gallery:

The Butterfly Man of Kuranda: The Dodd Collection:

Danie Mellor: Materialisms (anticipating Girrugar) I-V

Sensory friendly sessions

Sensory friendly sessions are available throughout the year where we make accommodations to support visitors who prefer a quieter, sensory-friendly experience.
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