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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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  • Absolutely fantastic location. gorgeous pieces I wholeheartedly endorse. It was wonderful to meet their pet (Stampee); he was very adorable. It was also quite educational. I'll surely return. 
    Absolutely fantastic location. gorgeous pieces I wholeheartedly endorse. It was wonderful to meet their pet (Stampee); he was very adorable. It was also quite educational. I'll surely return.  more »
  • I would have loved to spend more time at this place! Very friendly and passionate staff, I got the sense that they really made and run this place with passion. Interesting history and incredibly... 
    I would have loved to spend more time at this place! Very friendly and passionate staff, I got the sense that they really made and run this place with passion. Interesting history and incredibly...  more »
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  • If you're a fan of opals, look no further. Geoff is a man who lives and breathes opals and has a genuine passion for what he does that is sorely lacking in a lot industries these days. The museum itself is a treasure and educational and the store has so many precious stones of all price ranges so everyone can afford something. We have purchased 6 opals off him in the last year and it pains my wallet to say we'll be purchasing a lot more in the future. Do yourself a favour and check it out.
  • Best opals EVER and best jewellery in there shop and online even the silver they use is of the absolute best quality! I took clients there 4 times and purchased pieces and also bought some rings on line! I love love love all their jewellery and they use only solid opals not triplets or doublets,and definitely nothing so the tic just genuine opal. They have a special lift for wheelchairs interactive areas for kids and they have a movie room where on arrival you can learn all about the opals your going to see throughout the museum! I won’t but my opal jewellery anywhere else now and that’s the truth their quality just can’t be beat. I bought a couple of silver rings and even those they send in a gorgeous polished wooden box that you can keep for ever just quality and class from start to finish!

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