Museum Books

  • Gold Iron and Steam

    The industrial archaeology of the Palmer Goldfield.
  • No Swank Here

    The development of the Whitsundays as a tourist destination to the early 1970s.
  • The Bowly Papers

    Letters 1873-78, Reminiscences, & Photographs 1873-91, of C.W. Bowly in North Queensland.
  • Frontier Town : A History of Early Townsville and Hinterland 1864-1884

    Helga Griffin’s book gives insight into issues that affected Townsvilleans in the first two decades of Townsville’s life. It is an informative study of the history of the town and its economy which was so dependent on the resource rich hinterland.
  • Health and Healing

    Health issues in tropical Australia and Papua New Guinea.
  • A Cup of Tea a Bex and a Good Lie Down

    Medication abuse in Australia.
  • A Christmas Card in April

    Station life on the Palmer River in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • From Bush to Station

    Aboriginal labour in the North Queensland pastoral industry 1861-1897.

Experience the History of Townsville!

Townsville Museum

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 to the Museum is BY GOLD COIN.

Read our Newsletter - June 2017

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