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Which are the famous museums to visit in Gold Coast?

1. Gold Coast Wax Museum- Enjoy walking past all your favourite actors and fictional characters at one of the most interesting museums in Gold Coast. The museum has the largest collection of wax figures in the Southern Hemisphere.

Location- 56 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Timings- 10 AM to 6 PM
Best time to visit- The best time to visit the museum is during the morning or afternoon hours when it’s sparsely crowded.
Entry Fee- The fees vary between $22 to $50.

2. Gold Coast Motor Museum- One of its own kind of museums in Gold Coast celebrates the history of the automobile industry. The museum is well-equipped with a bar/ restaurant building alongside the museum building where you can find a variety of cars, bikes and memorabilia.

Location- 107 Kriedeman Rd, Upper Coomera QLD 4209, Australia
Timings- 9 AM to 4 PM : Wednesday and Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM: Friday to Sunday
Entry Fee- Entry for kids under 15 is free, others have to take a ticket worth $20.

3. Gold Coast War Museum- Take an insightful tour of the enormous and fascinating display of military artefacts like the pistol, rifle and sword collection at the ‘ The Collector’s Armoury’. You can also challenge yourself and your friends on Australia's first and premier Paintball/ Skirmish field at the one of the most interesting museums in Gold Coast.

Location- 42 John Rogers Rd, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213, Australia
Timings- Between 9 AM to 4 PM from Monday to Saturday
Entry Fee- For the children between 4-13 years tickets cost $5 while for adults entry tickets cost $10.

4. Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Surfers Paradise- Enjoy a day out at the unique museums in Gold Coast where you would find upto 12 galleries. They present more than 200 exhibits and a range of activities at the 2 floors of fun at Odditorium.

Location- Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Timings- Open between 9 AM to 10 PM, throughout the week.
Best time to visit- The best hours to enjoy at the attraction are the early hours when it’s sparsely crowded.
Entry Fee- Senior (55+) and Student (13-17): 19.90 dollars. For Child (5-12): 12.50 dollars

5. Southport Military Heritage Museum- You are welcome to hear the stories of the military troops’ exceptional bravery while looking at the photos, uniforms, medal galleries and other precious memorabilia. Revisit the history with the first hand collection donated by the families of the military soldiers inside one of the Gold Coast historical museums.

Location- 201 Queen St, Southport QLD 4215, Australia
Timings- 9 AM to 12 PM on Sunday. It’s closed for the rest of the week.
Entry Fee- Entry ticket prices start at $9

6. Hinterland Heritage Museum- The museum is dedicated to preserve the historical artefacts related to the hinterland region of Gold Coast. This Gold Coast historical museum has a collection of the buildings of houses of the Hinterland like The Okey House and Franklin House. Nerang Railway Station built in 1889 and the Tallebudgera Police Station Goal building are some of the original buildings of the 19th century at the museum.

Location- 238 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213, Australia
Timings- 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday. It’s closed for the rest of the week.
Entry Fee- The tickets cost between $5 to 10.

7. Gold Coast Railroad Museum- The museum is dedicated to preserve, exhibit and operate the historical equipment of the 40 historic rail cars. The museum is one of the several interesting museums in Gold Coast which houses the Presidential RailCar ‘Ferdinand Magellan. ’

Location- 12450 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177, USA
Timings- Monday, Wednesday and Friday : 10 AM to 4 PM ; Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM to 4 PM ; Tuesday and Thursday : Closed
Entry Fee- Children : $ 6 and Adults $ 8

8. Home of the arts- It’s one of the several unique Gold Coast museums where live performances, lake-side strolls, star-gazing and many other interesting activities are planned. You can enjoy at the cinema, theatre, exhibition gallery, cafe and participate in a concert at the large outdoor stage.

Location- 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Timing- 9 AM to 7:30 PM from Monday to Saturday ; 10 AM to 7:30 PM on Sunday
Entry Fee- Free to visit, but book the tickets in advance.

9. Forest of Memories-
It is an outdoor museums in Gold Coast which honours the most significant people in local history of the city and has 15 large totems with interpretive bollards that light up at night.

Location- Albert Street, Logan Village, 4207
Timings- Between 9AM to 4 PM, throughout the week.
Best time to visit- The best hours to take a tour of the museum would be the evening hours when it’s slightly less hotter than the day and you get to enjoy an evening walk while strolling through the open museum.
Entry Fee: $49 onwards

10. ArtVo Gold Coast- It’s one of the top museums in Gold Coast which is full of illusions and has more than 6 rooms full of tricks that allow you to experience the traditional art museum uniquely.

Location- Ground Floor, Next to, Shop 5062 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina QLD 4230, Australia
Timings- The standard operational hours of the museum are 10 AM to 4 PM between Monday to Friday and 10 AM to 5 PM for Saturday and Sunday.
Entry Fee- It varies between $20 to $88.

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What are the other places to visit in Gold Coast?

1. Sea World- Enjoy taking a walk at Australia's no.1 Marine Park where you find various exhibits, meet Penguins, Polar Bear and other underwater animals in addition to rides and shows organised.

Location- Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia
Entry Fee- The tickets cost $20 for seniors to $30 for adults.
Timings- 9:30 AM to 5 PM, throughout the week.

2. Warner Bros. Movie World- Take your kids and family to the park where various cartoons and comics shows have been arranged. For the thrill seekers are installed heart throbbing rides and exclusive experiences like a Hollywood stunt drive.

Location- Pacific Mwy, Oxenford QLD 4210, Australia
Entry Fee- The ticket prices start at $100.
Timings- 9 AM to 6 PM between Sunday to Friday and 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

3. Dreamworld- Head to one of the best zoos and adventure parks in Gold Coast which is full of several surprises for visitors of all ages. The park has thrilling water rides, an animal conservation park, a family fun zone and much more.

Location- Dreamworld Pkwy, Coomera QLD 4209, Australia
Entry Fee- The ticket prices start with $100.
Timings- It’s open between 10 AM to 5 PM throughout the week.
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4. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary- Meet more than 800 native animals at the zoo like koalas, red panda, capybara, etc. You can also watch over 80 colourful tropical birds like lorikeets at the zoo and many others at honeyeater conservatory, orange-bellied parrot conservatory.

Location- 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin QLD 4223, Australia
Entry Fee- An entry pass to the sanctuary starts at the price of $40.
Timings- It’s open between 9 AM to 4 PM throughout the week.

5. Springbrook National Park- Spend some relaxing hours under spectacular waterfalls, in the lush rainforest, while taking a walk through the ancient trees and witnessing natural beauty at the national park.

Location- Old School Rd, Springbrook QLD 4213, Australia
Entry Fee- A ticket to the national park cost between $7 to $26.
Timings- It’s open 24/7

6. SkyPoint Observation Deck- Snap the shots of the beautiful skyline while enjoying the air view of the city from the observation deck of Australia’s Tallest building. The deck is situated 230 metre above the sea level in Surfers paradise and gives the iconic view of the ocean along with the city as well.

Location- Level 77, q1 building/9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Entry Fee- It costs $33 per person.
Timings- 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM between Sunday to Wednesday, 7:30 AM to 8 PM on Friday and Saturday.

7. Surfers Paradise Beach- The beautiful white sand beach of Gold Coast is a hotspot for several watersports, relaxing and swimming. The beach is spread over a stretch of two kilometres and is a perfectly safe spot for surfing. You can grill over some dinner at the beach and also enjoy a social gathering around the bonfire.

Location- Gold Coast, Queensland

8. Burleigh Beach- Enjoy the suburb of Gold Coast and dive into its waters to swim against the colourful corals and beautiful fishes. There are two distinct parts of the suburb, on the north-eastern part it’s a narrow coastal area bound by the corals while the southern-western part extends inland along Tallebudgera Creek.

Location- Gold Coast, Queensland

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What exhibition is on at the Ripley’s Believe it or Not?

1. Go Beyond: Go Beyond is an exhibition which is focused on the bizarre world of space and universe. Through its interactive exhibitions, one can learn plenty of things about space and view new pieces in the universe like the Zagami Mars meteorite!

2. Where seeing is believing: It is another exhibition where you will come across some unusual and spectacular exhibitions which are the work of famous traveller Robert Ripley. Get astonished and entertained as you walk through illusion walk, and 7D Moving Theatre.

What's there to see at Gold Coast Motor Museum?

1. Vintage Locomotive and Motor Collection- At one of the unique Gold Coast museums, you would find a large collection of automobiles like classic cars up on the exhibition. The museum is well-equipped with a bar/ restaurant building alongside the museum building where you can find a variety of cars, bikes and memorabilia.

2. Stanley’s Barn, Restaurant & Bar- The bar has been given an outlook of an old barn built from 100 year old trusses. Here, you would find the most elegantly blended wines and enjoy its amazing culinary delights.

Are there any art galleries to visit in Gold Coast?

1. Spirit of Australia Gallery- It’s one of the most fascinating museums in Gold Coast that exhibits the Aboriginal Art. The art collection of the museum includes paintings, hand painted didgeridoos, boomerangs, pottery, traditional jewellery and several other such important artefacts.

2. Anthea Polson Art- Enjoy a huge art and sculpture collection curated from Australia’s top emerging artists at the gallery.

3. 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace- It’s the largest contemporary art gallery on the coast that exhibits several paintings, sculptures as well as organises important art workshops.

What You'll See at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Surfers Paradise?

1. The Art Gallery- Marvel over the paintings and life-size scenes made from different colours of lint at the art gallery of the Ripley’s. Apart from the several interesting paintings and craft works you can also enjoy the visual illusions at the gallery.

2. Funplex- It’s an interactive gallery filled with several optical illusions, hands-on interactives and sensory experiences which would fascinate the kids and adults alike.
Space Gallery- Go on a space odyssey with and explore the world of space inside with all new exhibitions and view a life-size version of R2-D2™.

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