Cobb and Co Museum
Cobb+Co Museum is part of the Queensland Museum network and is home to the National Carriage Collection. The Queensland Museum is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland. The Museum network houses permanent and changing exhibitions and also provides in-depth education experiences, innovative public programs, early childhood activities and entertaining holiday activities. We aim to connect visitors to Queensland, its people and place in the world - past, present and future through exhibitions, displays and public programs. The Museum network conducts internationally significant research into cultures and histories, geological and biological sciences and environment, and is home to millions of objects, specimens and artefacts that tell the changing story of Queensland.
Key science sectors
Strengths and capabilities
- Cultural and historical research
- Biological research
- Anthropological research
- Paleontological research
- Most comprehensive fossil heritage in Australia
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
Cobb and Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba, 4305
- Doctor John Hooper—Head of Biodiversity & Geosciences Program at the Queensland Museum, John is an international authority on sponges
- Doctor Rob Adlard—Head of Marine Zoology & Senior Curator of Parasitology
Achievements of the centre
- Hosts of the World Science Festival Brisbane
- Biodiversity collection of over 2.5 million specimens from Queensland and adjacent Indo-Pacific regions
- Largest and most significant geosciences collections in the southern hemisphere
Other centres in Queensland
- Queensland statutory authority
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