Qld Maritime Museum’s trial re-opening


After being seriously hit by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the heritage-listed Queensland Maritime Museum will reopen to visitors this weekend in a trial run to see if it has a future, the Brisbane Times reports.

The museum was set to close forever on New Year’s Eve due to volunteer and revenue shortages, but with January historically being its busiest period, the museum is giving it another go.

Its online petition to be included in the state-funded Queensland Museum Network attracted more than 10,000 signatures in the past month.

QMM chief executive Emma Di Muzio said the museum’s board decided to run a weekend reopening trial after being closed to the public since November 1, and March to September before that.

The full report is here.



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