Collections Online

Welcome to our Online Collections where you can search a selection of cultural artefacts, historical objects, biological specimens and geological samples held by Queensland Museum.

Natural Environments

Cultural Environments

Ancient Environments


Our collections are a unique major international resource accessed by the international community. They reflect Queensland’s unique natural environments and the key taxa that form them.

The collection includes a rich diversity of cultural objects including significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections, material from the Pacific Islands and important social history, archaeology and technology collections.

The Ancient Environments Collection is the largest geological collection of minerals, rocks and fossils in the Southern Hemisphere and enables new knowledge of Queensland’s recent and extinct biota to be made.

A gem of the Maritime Archaeology collection is one of the world’s oldest diving helmets, demonstrating how far back human fascination with ocean exploration goes.

About the database

The Queensland Museum collection Online is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added regularly.


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