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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
Opal Museum Reviews
Super friendly and outgoing staff provided a quick but through tour on how Opals are formed and mined in Australia. They let you hold the owner’s personal collection in your hands. They have a great..... more »
I decided to have a look in here, as I were curious to see what was behind the glass and the doors. I was pleasantly greeted, and introduced to the owner. I found the lady very professional and... more »
I work in the mining industry in Canada, gold mostly. I wanted a taste for oz mining and the opal museum had just that. The staff were brilliant and knew their material. Before actually taking my own way through the museum they explained each room and the history of opal in Australia. Very warm experience. My partner is quiet jealous as he is a geologist in Australia. Will definitely be bringing him before we leave.
Beautiful place. Blue, green, purple, all shiny and just beautiful. We heard history and process. Definitely place to visit while in Brisbane QLD. Thank you so much.
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