UQ has a large science-based archaeology staff and its dedicated Archaeology Lab is one of the best equipped dedicated facilities in Australia. Expertise and equipment is available for the scientific analysis of physical museum collections, with in-house microscopy, 3D imaging and chemical analysis facilities, as well as a comprehensive suite of field equipment and the nation’s best biological reference collections for bone, shell and botanical artefacts. UQ is also home to the Archaeology Teaching and Research Centre which provides space for experimental studies including artefact replication and reconstruction of ancient technologies.

Opened in April 2015, the Alumni Friends of UQ Collection Study Room is a new purpose-built, dedicated workroom on the top floor of the UQ Art Museum that provides a way for students from any discipline, as well as researchers, secondary students and interested members of the public, to request supervised access to examine artworks from the UQ Art Collection. 

Students and staff may also gain access to extensive scientific facilities across campus including the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management and the School of Earth Science analytical laboratories.