Experience The Compelling Nature of solid opals at...

The Brisbane Opal Museum and Opal Jewellery Shop


It's a Museum like no other - A truly unique Australian experience showcasing this magnificent gemstone and the iconic history.

On Tripadvisor the museum is currently ranked number #2 of 'things to do in Brisbane'.


In the following video we talk about the tour options...



  1. Self Guided tour - These are available every 15 minutes (excluding 12 -12.45pm) and cost only $5 per person. No need to book. 
  2. Guided tour - Once a day at midday (12pm). One of our friendly staff will take you through the museum and show you around and answer all your questions (30 - 60min). The price for this is only $10 per person.
  3. Gold Class tour - The person/group will have a private tour of the museum and one member of the group will also have the experience of selecting an opal, then cutting and shaping it, and best of all, they then get to keep it. The price for this is $75 for the first person and then $25 for every additional person. (This tour includes only one opal - extra opals are $50 each - upgrading to a better quality opal is also possible).  The minimum age for opal cutting is 10 years old, and booking is essential - please phone 07 3857-7740.


In 2018 and 2020 the Opal Museum was awarded Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice award.


To read all the review's left by visitors  Click here


If you cannot Visit the Opal Museum & Jewellery Shop then you're still able to shop at our ONLINE STORE - CLICK HERE

The Museum Collection

Black Opal

Black opal has a black tone underneath the colour. The blacker the tone the more intense the colour can be. Black opal is type 1 (see Terminology).

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Dark (Semi-black) Opal

Dark opal has a dark grey - to light grey tone underneath the colour. The blacker the tone the more intense the colour can be. Dark opal is type 1 (see Terminology).

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Crystal Opal

Crystal opal has a high degree of transparency throughout the stone. The play of colour can vary from slight to intense. Crystal opal is type 1 (see Terminology).

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Light (White) Opal

Light opal has a light tone (close to white but not necessarily white). A small degree of transparency. Light opal is type 1 (see Terminology).

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Boulder Opal

Boulder Opal is only found in Queensland. When the ironstone boulders form they also have empty cracks. The water/silica solution finds its way into the cracks and then then in time the opal forms. Because the cracks are thin we do not try and remove the opal from the host roc...

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Matrix Opal

Matrix Opal is a variant of boulder opal except rather than having the opal on the surface of the stone. The stone surface is a mixture of opal and ironstone (host rock). The patten can vary from a thousands of tiny sparkling flecks to swirling majestic patterns.

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So many wonderful books & DVD's on opal.

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  • Fiction
  • Non Fiction
  • DVD


Maps that we have in the Museum for the opal industry.

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  • Queensland
  • Australia


A Selection of Opalized Fossils.

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  • Fossil Jewellery
  • Fossils


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Opal Jewellery

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International Opals

International Opals

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Not 100% Natural

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Which opal is the most valuable?

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