Museum Books

  • Race Relations in North Queensland

    A collection of experiences from around the north.
  • From Bush to Station

    Aboriginal labour in the North Queensland pastoral industry 1861-1897.
  • No Swank Here

    The development of the Whitsundays as a tourist destination to the early 1970s.
  • 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.
  • Health and Healing

    Health issues in tropical Australia and Papua New Guinea.
  • Peripheral Visions

    Essays on Australian regional and local history.
  • News from Nulla

    Correspondence of Rebecca and George Cain, 1886 to 1877.

Experience the History of Townsville!

Welcome to the Townsville Museum 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

Group Bookings and School visits are most welcome.  After hours bookings for Social Groups, Corporate and Clubs can also be arranged – just telephone the Museum on 4775 7838 or email us at

- Entry Fees Apply -

Read our Newsletter - June 2017

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