Opal Museum, Brisbane

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Discover the intriguing & colorful history behind the Australian opal & opal mining industry.

The Brisbane Opal Museum is a collection of opal specimens, opalized

fossils and rare photographs.

Opals have played an important role in Australia’s culture & history. Come and find out for yourself how it all unfolded....

Once you enter via our underground mine you will see....

Types of opal found in Australia and around the world.

- How opal is formed and why there is colour.

- Opalized fossils.

- Photos of how opal has been mined over the years.

- Different mining techniques used today to unearth opal.

- How opal rough is turned into a cut and polished stone.

- Photos of opal jewellery by world renowned jewellers.

Listen to the stories of...



- The largest opal ever discovered (and then stolen),

- The legendary Hayrick’s Opal mine.

- How opal is priced.

- The history of opal in Australia through the ‘boom and bust’

times. And much more!

Free 10 minutes tour
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  • i didnt know that opals are more expensive than diamonds , i learned that they also older than diamonds and the colours are fantastic, 
    i didnt know that opals are more expensive than diamonds , i learned that they also older than diamonds and the colours are fantastic,  more »
  • Peanut the cockatiel likes opals very much. they are pretty and shiny. Opals are peanuts favourite gem. 
    Peanut the cockatiel likes opals very much. they are pretty and shiny. Opals are peanuts favourite gem.  more »
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  • I visited the museum today and the experience was far beyond my expectations. Very warm and friendly staff with a wealth of knowledge to match. Wholeheartedly recommend.
  • Lovely museum tucked away on the side of the main road. A few small insect enclosures and fishtank upon entry. Free shop entry but $5 for the museum visit but it's definitely worth while with their super passionate and informative staff. Recommended.

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