Experience The Compelling Nature of solid opals at...

The Brisbane Opal Museum and Opal Jewellery Shop


The Jewellery shop is OPEN and the Opal Museum will be re-opening on Saturday the 11th of July 2020.


Guided tours are every  half hour  starting from 10am through to 3.30 pm weekdays (2.00pm and weekends).

The charge is $10 per person  (under 12 is free).



We also offer a Gold Class tour  where you (your group) gets a private tour plus the experience of cutting your own opal which you get to keep. Places are strictly limited. To book, please phone 07 3857-7740.

If you are visiting for the jewellery shop simply turn up any time during opening hours. 



So what's the guided tour like? Well in 2018, the Opal Museum was awarded the Travellers' Choice award and our feedback and reviews have continued to be outstanding. Click here to check them out. We currently over over 208 reviews on Tripadvisor and the HIGHEST STAR RATING for things to do in Brisbane. Why? Well it's because of three things...

1) We have a fantastic collection.

2) Our guided tour is excellent and

3) I think because our experience is a pretty unique.



This is the highest honor TripAdvisor - the world's largest travel site can bestow. It's based on the reviews and opinions of millions of travellers, and means that we're ranked in the top 1% of all Australian attractions!



Here's a video of when the team a Channel 10 came out to visit the Opal Museum at it's previous location. (it Aired July 2018)...




If you cannot Visit the Opal Museum & Jewellery Shop then you're still able to shop online at our...




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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