InTownsville and Magnetic Island Guide September 2019 to February 2020

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A free guide to the area of Townsville, Magnetic Island and surrounding areas in Tropical North Queensland, Australia

MUSEUMS

Museum of Tropical Queensland

The Yongala Gallery, Maritime Museum

ARMY MUSEUM NORTH QUEENSLAND

Where: Jezzine Barracks. Kissing Point,

Mitchell St, North Ward

Open: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 9am - 1pm

(other times by arrangement)

Phone: 4721 1495 or 4772 7276

The Army Museum of North Queensland is located

within Jezzine Barracks. The Museum displays the

proud army history of units and personnel within

the North Queensland area. The Museum houses

weapons, uniforms, photographs and equipment

from Colonial times through to the present day.

Entry to the Museum is free but donations are

greatly appreciated.

MARITIME MUSEUM

Where: Palmer St, South Townsville

(Map Ref. 11. Page 43)

Open: 7 days 10am - 3pm (excluding public holidays)

Phone: 07 4721 5251

Web: www.townsvillemaritimemuseum.org.au

The complex was completed in 2000, and consists

of two galleries, a model boat building room, a

boatshed and BBQ area. The original building

houses the SS Yongala shipwreck collection and was

once the pier master’s office when located at the

port. The lighthouse was relocated from Bay Rock

and dates from 1886.

MUSEUM OF TROPICAL QUEENSLAND

Where: Flinders St East, Townsville

(Map Ref 10. Page 43)

Open: Daily 9.30am - 5pm

(Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and the

morning of Anzac Day, 25 April)

Phone: 4726 0600

Web: www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au

Discover the natural and cultural heritage of North

Queensland at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.

Located in the heart of Townsville, the Museum is

filled with exhibitions to captivate visitors of all ages.

Learn about HMS Pandora, the ship sent by British

Admiralty to capture the Bounty and her mutinous

crew, explore a typical North Queensland rainforest

environment in the Enchanted Rainforest, admire

historic dive helmets in the Langley Collection:

Heritage of Helmets, or immerse yourself in the

interactive Colour: Secret Language of the Reef.

NATIONAL TRUST HERITAGE CENTRE

Where: 5 Castling St, West End

Open: Wednesday 10am - 2pm,

Weekends 1pm - 4pm

Entry: $8 Adult, $2 child, $5 Concession

Phone: 4771 5873

Web: www.heritagecentre.org.au

RAAF TOWNSVILLE MUSEUM

Where: Ingham Rd, Garbutt

Open: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am - 12pm and

Sundays 10am - 4pm or by appointment phone

4752 1712.

Web: www.raafmuseum.com

The RAAF Townsville Museum promotes and

preserves the military aviation history of North

Queensland from WWII to present time and includes

all theatres of conflict associated with the area.

TOWNSVILLE MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Where: 27 Barbeler St, Currajong (behind Hugh St.

Ambulance Centre)

Open: Monday to Friday 9am – 2.30pm

1st & 3rd Sunday of month 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Phone: 4775 7838

Email: admin@townsvillemuseum.com.au

Web: www.townsvillemuseum.com.au

QUARANTINE MUSEUM

Where: Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park

1 The Esplanade, Pallarenda

Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 3.30pm

Phone: 4722 5224

The historic Quarantine Museum at Cape Pallarenda

is an interesting place. The hill behind it contains

World War II gun emplacements you can explore

along a good walking track from the museum.

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