• Townsville’s history from the early 1860s

  • An extensive collection of artifacts

  • Group bookings & school visits are welcome

  • After hours bookings for social groups

  • A memory bank of our past

  • Townsville’s history from the early 1860s

  • An extensive collection of artifacts

  • Group bookings & school visits are welcome

  • After hours bookings for social groups

  • A memory bank of our past

  • Preserved for future generations to enjoy

  • Photographs & building plans of early Townsville

Experience the History of Townsville!
 

Townsville Museum Exhibits

Before Electricity

Do you remember the days of kerosene lamps, ice boxes and butter churns?

Business

Experience the business systems before computer technology.

John Johnson

World renowned artist and craftsman of stringed instruments and violins.

Coastal Radio

Read the incredible story and listen to the story told in the recreated working station.

Dining Room

Elegant dining of a bygone era where entertainment was enjoyed by families.

Early Pharmacy

Fascinating collection of early Pharmacist’s tools and bottles of Townsville Chemist

Organ Exhibit

A Mason and Hamlin pedal harmonium organ built in 1930, and used by the Masonic Lodge in Walker Street, Townsville.

Printing

Revisit the printing process of the Townsville Bulletin that no longer exists.

Mavis Cussons

1940 Townsville Daily Bulletin Gossip columnist, Mavis Cussons.

Doll Exhibit

Dolls from around the World donated to the Museum by local resident and collector, Millie McLachlan, OAM.

City Chambers Window

The original Townsville City Council leadlight Window

Entry Fees Apply

Group Bookings and School visits are most welcome.

After hours bookings for Social Groups, Corporate and Clubs can also be arranged.

Contact Us

To find out more.

Townsville Museum

The Townsville Museum is dedicated solely to preserving and displaying Townsville’s history from the early 1860s. The Museum is managed by members and volunteers of the Townsville Museum and Historical Society Inc.

Come and experience what Townsville Museum has to offer from an extensive collection of artifacts, photographs and building plans of early Townsville buildings, some of which no longer form part of our landscape. The Museum is the memory bank of our past whilst preserving it for future generations to experience and enjoy.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 2:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • First & Third Sunday of the Month:
    1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Public Holidays: Closed

Entry Fees Apply

Read Our Latest Newsletter - June 2018

Townsville Museum Books

ON SALE
  • Race Relations in North Queensland

    A collection of experiences from around the north.
  • A Christmas Card in April

    Station life on the Palmer River in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • A Cup of Tea a Bex and a Good Lie Down

    Medication abuse in Australia.
  • Discovering Australasia

    Essays on Philippine- Australian interactions.
  • From Bush to Station

    Aboriginal labour in the North Queensland pastoral industry 1861-1897.
  • And More!.....

    Click On me to see our whole range of books for sale

Location

1/27 Barbeler Street, Currajong
Townsville, QLD, Australia, 4812
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Contact Details

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday*: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Closed on Public Holidays
* Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

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