Category Archives: Queensland Museum Shop

Find the perfect gift this Mother’s Day

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with our extensive range of bespoke gifts.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we’ve pulled together our selection of perfect gifts ideas for Mum.

For a little something extra, use the code ILOVEMUM at checkout to receive free gift wrapping.

Order by Sunday 3rd of May to ensure delivery or pick up by Mother’s Day.

Shop our curated gift shop online today.

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Our biggest jewellery sale up to 50% off!

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Adorn Mum with our range of beautiful exhibition pieces featuring jewellery from Metropolitan Museum and British Museum, hand-crafted individual items from Buku-Larnngay Mulka collective in Yirkala N.T., Each to Own and local Brisbane artist BinkaBu’s handmade bird earrings.
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Australian Native Flowers Scarf

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Australian Native Flower Scarf image supplied by Madeit – Australian Village Market.

Designed and crafted in Bunbury, Western Australia, these gorgeous scarves have been designed from Silken Twines hand painted water colour art work of different Australian native flora. Available in a range of patterns from Gum Blossom to Silver Wattle, this is the perfect Australian made gift for Mum or Grandma.
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Better World Arts leather clutch

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Available in a range of different artist designs from Better World Arts, these handy leather clutches are made an internal pocket and a wrist strap to keep your hands free. Each clutch is a convenient size, perfect for carrying your phone and purse.
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A history of the world in 21 women

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In A History of the World in 21 Women, Jenni Murray celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of some of the most extraordinary people to have ever walked the Earth from Marie Curie to Frida Kahlo.
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Robert Gordon cup and saucer

Robert Gordon cup

Robert Gordon’s Ceylon collection is created with the tea lover in mind. Beautiful organic style clay with hand brushed glaze, the set has a unique point of difference to the usual High Tea collections.
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Leather cross body bag by Rare Rabbit

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Made from 100% leather, this shoulder bag comes in a variety of colours and features a long shoulder strap and wristlet. Designed and made in Australia, the Bronte shoulder bag is the perfect accompaniment for any outfit.
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Australian Wildflowers Tea Light Candle Holders

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Available in six stunning designs, these enchanting Australian Wildflower tea light holders are hand-made from glass and a layer of clay. The clay allows the light from the candle to illuminate and radiate the magnificent colours inspired by our nation’s favourite native flowers.
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Around the World in 80 Trains

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Winner of the National Geographic Traveller Award for ‘Best Travel Book’, shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman ‘Travel Book of the Year’ Awards, Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best.
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Country Women’s Association: Classics

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The cooking skills of CWA members are legendary and this collection brings together their very best recipes including soups and stews, casseroles and pies, cakes, preserves, biscuits and slices. Perfect for the Mum that loves creating in the kitchen.
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Still can’t decide what to get Mum this Mother’s Day? Check out our full online store for more fantastic gift ideas and don’t forget to use the code ILOVEMUM at checkout to receive free gift wrapping.

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.

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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. All profits from the Queensland Museum Shop are contribute to our ongoing research and exhibition programs.

Shop our curated gift shop online or visit in store today. Happy shopping!

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Fauna, Australia’s most curious creatures

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Readers are introduced to facts that delight, amaze and induce sheer wonder at the clever design and adaptability of our much-loved native fauna. Shop now. 

Bird Bingo

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Bird Bingo brings a fun and educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colourings of both their favourite species and weird and wonderful exotic birds. Shop now. 

Logiblocs Smart Circuits

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By plugging together Logiblocs in different combinations you can create circuits and virtually write your own simple program to build each new invention. Shop now. 

Tobbie II. Micro Bit Robot Kit

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The Tobbie II Robot combines micro:bit technology with your imagination to create a variety of activities that you can program! Shop now. 

Essentials Pouch

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The Essentials Pouch is the perfect all-rounder! Ideal for cosmetics, tablets and tech devices & it is great as a clutch bag to add a pop of colour to any outfit. Shop now. 

Half Moon Hand Bag

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Lightweight, and just big enough for the essentials, with a long soft leather handle for the ultimate comfort. Shop now. 

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Eco Gifts

ECO Gifts

Discover our range of sustainable, planet friendly gift ideas for adults and kids. Shop now.

STEM

STEM Category

Spark a love of science with our fun educational science gifts for all ages. Chemistry sets, robots, constructions kits, educational books and more! Shop now.

Australian Nature

Australian Nature

Our range of Australian made products celebrate everything Australia has to offer. Perfect for sending or taking overseas. Shop now.

Aboriginal Designs

Aboriginal Designs

Our collection of quality indigenous gifts and souvenirs feature contemporary Aboriginal artwork from artists around Australia. Shop now.

Give a gift that keeps on giving

Museum lovers will enjoy an Annual Pass membership which gives you year long access to play, question, test, observe and talk your way through SparkLab, discounts on exhibitions, special offers and much more. Choose from adult, concession, child (5-15 years) and family annual pass options. Shop now.

Queensland Museum Guide To The Gifts That Keep On Giving

December is here and the festive season has already begun! At Queensland Museum Shop you’ll find timeless, high-quality pieces and a huge range of unique gifts for your family. To help you win the ‘best gift-giver’ title, we’ve hand-picked special objects and curated gift guides tailored to all ages, curiosities, loves and passions.

Every purchase supports the important work we do at Queensland Museum and helps us care for our precious collections, bring you amazing exhibitions and experiences, and tell fascinating Queensland stories.

For the Water Warrior who soaks up marine life like a sea sponge:

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If you know someone crazy for the big blue, they’ll love these oceanic gifts. Our educational books feature breath-taking imagery of marine life with a focus on Queensland’s rich coastal diversity. For the little scientist, our coral reef science kits will be a crowd-pleaser and our lifelike cuddly creatures are perfect for little ones to learn as they play.

Featured: Giant Squid Plush Toy, Hug’ems Sea Turtle Plush Toy, Wild Guide to Moreton Bay (Book), The Great Barrier Reef (Book), Green Sea Turtle Plush Toy, Humpback Whale Plush Toy, Tilly’s Reef Adventure (Book), Coral Reef Science Kit, and Whale Shark.

For the Natural Nomad who’s always on the move:

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Explorers, history and culture buffs will love our best-selling wild guides to inspire their next adventure. Send them off in style with practical yet well-designed travelling essentials, which they can use for years to come.

Featured: Soap Nuts, In Search Of Ancient Queensland (Book), Rare Rabbit Clouds Scarf, Rare Rabbit Voyager Wallet, Brisbane’s Best Bush, Bay and City Walks (Book), Eco Friendly Bamboo Toothbrush,Wildlife of Greater Brisbane (Book), Eco Friendly Bamboo Toothbrush Holder and Rainbow Aura Quartz Geode Large

For the Dinosaur Devotee, lover of all things prehistoric: 

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We all know one! Get up close and personal with our huge range of lifelike, hand painted figurines, even approved by a palaeo imagery expert! For the little learners, our dinosaur-themed educational kits and interactive games will highlight fun facts on the extinct species that they never knew before.

Featured: Mini Spinosaurus Plush Toy, 1:20 Scale Dimetrodon Model, Tyrannosaurus Model, Brachiosaurus Model, Discover Dinosaurs Educational Set, Flip-O-Saurus (Book), T-Rex Hand Puppet, Beastly Tyrannosaurus Binoculars, Australian Dinosaur Hatching Egg, 1:40 Scale Kronosaurus Model, Dinosaur Snap Cards and 1:40 Scale Spinosaurus Model.

For the Problem Solver who leaves no problem unsolved:

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Brainiacs will love these gifts that will get their synapses firing and provide hours of entertainment! Choose from coding and robotics kits, a ‘build your own’ musical instrument, wacky science experiments, puzzle builders and so much more.

Featured: Tobbie the Robot, Scientist Academy (book), Quercetti Saxoflute, Kidz Motorised Robot Hand, Coder Academy (Book), more products available in store.

For the Serious Scientist who loves to play, test, observe:  

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Fuel their creativity with these curious and colourful picks.  Our range of puzzles and games demonstrate how science works in the real world. Or if they loved visiting our SparkLab Sciencentre and haven’t been able to stop talking about it, make them the ultimate science ambassador with our geek chic cap and drink bottle. Pair it with an Annual Pass for the gift that keeps giving all year round.

Featured: Rainbow Spring SlinkySparkLab Cap, SparkLab Drink Bottle, Periodic Table T-ShirtHoberman Mini Sphere, Mini Periodic Table Book (in-store only), Glass Prism, Periodic Table Mug, Galt Octons.

For the animal aficionado who’s especially mad for monkeys:

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If they love monkeys and primates be sure to surprise them with an adorable tote bag, tee or plush toy so they can take a little piece of the museum with them wherever they go.

Featured: Squirrel Monkey Plush Toy, Monkey Business AffirmationsMonkeys Kids’ T-Shirt, Tumbling Monkey (in-store only), Nature Buddies Mini Monkey Plush ToyMonkeys Tote Bag, The Educated Monkey Calculator and Never Smile at a Monkey (Book). 

For the History Buff who’s never finished learning:

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The obvious choice for those fascinated by Queensland wartime history, Mephisto, the last remaining German tank in the world and the stories of our Anzacs. The museum’s diverse range of books, trinkets and commemorative items covers off on everything from planes and tanks to incredible untold tales. These gifts help tell the story of Queensland and give a deeper meaning to our community.

Featured: Victoria Cross Pencil and Pencil TopperThe Missing Man (Book), Mephisto: Technology, War and Remembrance Paperback Edition and Hardcover Edition (Book), Pompey Elliott At War (Book), Victoria Cross Badge, Spitfire Pencil Sharpener (in-store only), Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War (Book), Pocket Guide: A7V Mephisto, The Great War Soldier’s Badge (in-store only), Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines (Book), Tank in a Tin and Voices from the Second World War (Book).

Still can’t decide? Visit Queensland Museum Shop online or in person for more inspiration. And for that person who’s tricky to buy for, we offer Annual Passes so they can experience the best of Queensland Museum all year round!