UQ Museums

Southeast Queensland has numerous public museums that explore, present and help conserve cultural and natural heritage, including several museums here at UQ. They also form potential research subjects for Museum Studies projects by providing unique research resources for the exploration of Australia’s heritage.

UQ Art Museum

University of Queensland, St Lucia, James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11)
The UQ Art Museum houses Queensland’s second-largest public art collection, including works by Australian artists from the colonial era to the present, open daily to the public. The museum has an online catalogue and hosts regular public lectures and other events.


UQ Anthropology Museum

University of Queensland, St Lucia, Level 1, Michie Building (Building 9)
The UQ Anthropology Museum holds the largest university collection of ethnographic material in Australia, including over 20,000 objects and 6,500 photographs, many held on behalf of Indigenous communities. The museum generates exhibitions from its collection and has a searchable online catalogue.


R. D. Milns Antiquities Museum

University of Queensland, St Lucia, Level 2, Michie Building (Building 9)
The R. D. Milns Antiquities Museum is the foremost collection of classical antiquities in Queensland, supporting the study of the Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern civilisations through display, research and teaching of the over 7000 original objects in its collection. It also has a well-respected schools and outreach program, accepts volunteers to work with collections, hosts regular public events and has a searchable online catalogue.


UQ Physics Museum

University of Queensland, St Lucia, Level 2, Parnell Building (Building 7)
The UQ Physics Museum displays hundreds of objects, books and memorabilia illustrating the history of physics, measurement and computing. The museum also hosts a blog and has a searchable online catalogue.


Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History

University of Queensland, Herston, Mayne Medical School (Building 881)
Summary: The Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History holds one of Australia's finest collections of medical memorabilia, medical and surgical instruments and photographs. The collection is available for viewing through appointment only. To arrange a visit, contact medalum@uq.edu.au.


UQ Gatton Museum

University of Queensland, Gatton, Morrison Hall
The UQ Gatton Museum holds memorabilia from past students at UQ and is open Mondays and by appointment. See the website for contact details.


Other Museums

Queensland Museum Network

Queensland Museum is custodian of the state’s natural and cultural heritage, caring for more than a million items and specimens in collections that tell the changing story of Queensland.


UQ Research Collections

UQ is also home to several valuable research collections that play an important role in research and enhance teaching and learning.

Fryer Memorial Library

University of Queensland, St Lucia, Level 4, Duhig Tower (Building 2)
The Fryer Memorial Library holds an outstanding collection of Australian literature and history, including literary and historical manuscripts and records. The Fryer library is open to the public and has an online catalogue.

Integrated Pathology Learning Centre

University of Queensland, Herston, Level 6, Clinical Sciences Building (Building 16)
UQ’s Integrated Pathology Learning Centre holds a collection of over 2500 pathology specimens demonstrating how science has increasingly understand human disease from past to present. Currently the Centre is open for health professionals, students and staff only. Please contact the Curator for information (pathology.learningcentre@uq.edu.au).

UQ Map Collection

University of Queensland, St Lucia, Hawken Engineering Building (Building 50)
The UQ Map Collection, held by The Dorothy Hill Physical Sciences and Engineering Library, comprises 32,000 sheets providing world-wide coverage of topography and earth sciences, plus thematic maps such as soils, land use and vegetation. For access please consult the UQ Library Website.