Tick off everyone on your Christmas gift list

Explore our range of well-priced gifts for the whole family including STEM toys, sustainable gifts, books, homewares and more. With the 25th of December fast approaching, we’ve pulled together a selection of Christmas gifts for under $150 to help you find the perfect present for that special someone in your life. Our products are inspired by Queensland Museum’s vast collection of objects, specimens and artefacts. … Continue reading Tick off everyone on your Christmas gift list

9 Things To Do These School Holidays | Summer 2019

Keep little hands busy and out of the heat this Summer school holidays with these awesome indoor activities across our network of museums.  We’ve pulled together a guide full of hands-on activities and events that’ll keep your kids entertained while keeping their brains busy. From investigating live science experiments to constructing a 3D spider, you won’t want to miss making memories and discovering something new … Continue reading 9 Things To Do These School Holidays | Summer 2019

Farewell to Steam in Queensland

The year 1969 saw most steam locomotives in Queensland drop their fires for the last time. These machines had been a part of life in Queensland for over a hundred years. Harnessing the elemental forces of fire and water they had carried foreign armies on their backs, fed entire cities and made countless awestruck children late for school. But by the end of that year, … Continue reading Farewell to Steam in Queensland

THE WHEELS ARE IN MOTION

Many expressions we use today date back to the era of ‘horse and cart’ transport. Cars feature 21st century technology like sat-nav systems, but they also have reminders of travel in the 1800s. The dashboard was originally a timber or leather panel in front of a buggy which stopped mud from the ‘dashing’ horse flicking onto passengers. On rainy days buggy owners also rode with … Continue reading THE WHEELS ARE IN MOTION

On this day: Queensland Prisoners secret radio revealed

On the 12 November 1945, the day after Remembrance Day, an article appeared in the Telegraph highlighting a fine example of Australian ingenuity. Remembrance Day is celebrated on the day World War I ended but commemorates all those who died in war. An estimated four million people died during the World War II Japanese occupation of Indonesia, including 30,000 European civilians. The secret radio Two … Continue reading On this day: Queensland Prisoners secret radio revealed

Foundations of Remembrance in Ipswich

In 1920, General Sir William Birdwood, warmly known as the ‘Soul of Anzac’ or the ‘Digger-in-Chief’, toured Australia to meet and present medals to soldiers who had served in World War I. An Englishmen who could relate to and appreciate the Australian character, Birdwood was greatly admired by the Diggers he commanded in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. Birdwood arrived in Ipswich on Tuesday, … Continue reading Foundations of Remembrance in Ipswich