Curator Conversation: Meteorites – 4.5 billion years of impact

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 2pm

On 2 May, Andrew Christy, Senior Curator (Mineralogy) from Queensland Museum will present Meteorites – 4.5 billion years of impact. The first solids in the Solar System were small particles which collided and merged to form larger objects: asteroids. Some grew to form the Earth and other planets; many more remained small. Leftover fragments from this time continue to hit the Earth to the present day as meteorites.

Jowett Car Club Meeting     

Saturday 5 May 2018, 9:30am until 11am

See around 25 Jowett cars out the front of the Museum on the 5 May – visit the Museum while you are here.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

Sunday 13 May 2018 – 7:30am until 11:30am

Join us on Mother's Day for breakfast! Treat your mum to a delicious breakfast on Sunday, 13 May from 7:30am before exploring the museum and browsing our unique gifts in the Museum Shop. Booking are required and there are limited spaces available. For bookings please call 4659 4910 or speak with one of our staff members.

International Museum Day

Friday 18 May 2018 – 9:30am – 4pm

We would like to offer all visitors free entry to the Museum on 18 May to celebrate International Museum Day for 2018! This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society and we would love you to help us celebrate.

National Simultaneous Storytime

Wednesday 23 May 2018 – 11am

Join us on 23 May at 11am for National Simultaneous Storytime and hear an animated reading of Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. Children’s activities will be staged after the reading. No booking required – just turn up for some reading fun!

Little Cobbers

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday each week of school term – 9:15am to 10am

Little Cobbers is back this Monday – designed for children under six years of age, it encourages fun and discovery based around a museum object. Each week the Little Cobbers box is opened and a new object is uncovered. The children learn about the object in the box, hear a related story and join in craft activities. Entry is a gold coin donation. No need to book – just come along and join in the fun.


Da Vinci Machines – Leonardo’s Inventions Brought to Life

Only on until 27 May

Don't miss the Da Vinci Machines exhibition – only on until 27 May! This award-winning international touring exhibition showcases iconic machines and inventions inspired by Leonardo’s drawings. On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, a vast array of machines are created from original da Vinci drawings bringing the mechanical concepts of this curious mind to life. Highlights include the bicycle, scuba suit, spring powered car, as well as flying machines where visitors may touch and set them in motion, combining a fascinating hands-on experience with an exploration of the principles he employed to create each machine. Visitors will also see digital prints of the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Annunciation, Lady with an Ermine and da Vinci’s self-portrait. Included with entry to museum.


On now

Visit the Museum to see meteorites, fragments of rock or iron from outer space, which survived the passage through the atmosphere to impact the surface of the Earth. Most incoming objects burn up in the air; meteorites are the remains that reach the ground.


This is my heritage

On now

Discover the profound connection that objects have to family, country and culture through the personal memories and experiences of 12 of Queensland’s Indigenous artists and educators. Through images and film, the exhibition reveals the surprising connections and strong spiritual links that can be explored when people engage with the collections from the Queensland Museum. 


For more upcoming Hands On Workshops please see our calendar of events:

Leatherplaiting – SOLD OUT

5-7 May 2018

Make your own plaited belt or whip in this workshop with Bill Webb.

Cost: $490 (whip) or $320 (belt) per workshop includes, catering, expert instruction and all materials.

Blacksmithing Basics – SOLD OUT

19-20 May 2018

Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of tools at Cobb+Co Museum with Terry Drennan.

Cost: $410 per workshop includes, catering, expert instruction and all materials.

Blacksmithing Advanced – SOLD OUT

26-27 May 2018

Once you have completed Blacksmithing Basics you can advance your skills by making your own unique fireside & BBQ tools with Terry Drennan.

Cost: $420 per workshop includes, catering, expert instruction and all materials.

Labour Day: We are open and trading as usual – 9:30am until 4pm.

Admission to the Museum is FREE for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council region with proof of residency.

Other visitors: Adult $12.50, Concession $10, Child (ages 3 to 15) $6.50, Family (1 adult + 3 children) $25, Family (2 adults + 4 children) $32

Visit or phone 07 4659 4900