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Running out the gun

Running out the Gun
Be part of the Gun Team on HMS Pandora. Load and fire a cannon, just the way they did in the 1700s! Running out the Gun takes place at 11am and 2.30pm daily.



Pandora’s Box
Discover the infamous story of the ill-fated Pandora and the legend of the 'Pandora’s Box'! See the BBC’s documentary 'Pandora’s Secrets' in the Pandora Theatrette.


SS Yongala

For decades people speculated about the incidents leading up to the tragic sinking of the SS Yongala near Townsville in 1911.


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Great Gallery

Great Gallery
At the top of the main staircase, you will find the Great Gallery. This is an enormous display area featuring a real sized reconstruction of the bow of HMS Pandora.



Pandora Gallery
The main drawcard to the Museum is the exhibition of artefacts from the shipwreck of HMS Pandora - the ship that the British Admiralty sent in pursuit of the Bounty and her mutinous crew.



Troppo! North Queensland Larger Than Life
Come face-to-face with the larger than life, flamboyant caricatures which provide an affectionate insight into the history of Townsville and Thuringowa – from pioneers to the modern-day personalities.



Challenge yourself in the MindZone - a hyper-zone of activity featuring wall-to-wall interactive science exhibits – skill testers for both adults and children!



Discover Tropical Queensland
Where dinosaurs, sea creatures and creepy crawlies come out to play!


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