Brisbane Opal Museum front - Mural created by local artists "the Zookeeper" and "Drapl"
Brisbane Opal Museum is a World class cultural institution situated in the heart of Windsor, just 4 km away from the Brisbane CBD. This museum is one of the few museums dedicated to Opals, the Australian gemstone icon.
Located in Windsor, an historic suburb containing a variety of heritage listed sites, including the former Windsor Shire Council chambers and the incredible rock wall at the former Quarry Park.
The nearest opal mining town to Brisbane is Lightning Ridge, NSW, which is a 9 hour drive from the city. Thankfully, you don’t need to travel that far to see some of the most amazing opal specimens Australia has to offer.
Come and explore our extensive collection of opal stones, artwork, and memorabilia, as well as the stories and legacies of determined opal miners from all over the country.
The Brisbane Opal Museum is a 500 m2 modern, purpose design facility featuring a theatre, a lapidary room, a library and a 250 m2 display of opal specimens. The building is also home to our opal jewellery and souvenir shop, which offers a large range of 100% natural Opal items.