Townsville Museum and Historical Society

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Townsville Museum and Historical Society has two large exhibition halls displaying artefacts relating to Townsville’s medical, artistic, technological and social history. It is located in the suburb of Currajong, in the former Traffic Training Centre building. As well as its extensive artefact collections, the Museum also owns a large number of photographs and plans of Townsville and a more limited collection of documents and books relating to North Queensland. A recent new acquisition is a journal written by Elizabeth O’Brien, widow of Clifford O’Brien, who was drowned in the sinking of the Yongala off the north Queensland coast in 1911. This journal and Elizabeth’s story is on permanent display in Hall 2.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.


Carpark Caters for limited mobility Disabled access available Family History & Heritage International Museums Australia Picnic Area Public Toilet Visitor Information Centre Wheelchair access


From AU$2.00

Admission: AUD0.50 per child and AUD2.00 per adult. Group bookings are welcome and morning teas can also be arranged with prior notice. School bookings with a guided tour are available.

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