The dark interior and low lighting is to protect the artefacts, but highlights them in a way that makes them look like forbidden treasures in an Indiana Jones movie. From the outside, the museum looks closed because of this darkness, but a sign outside reassures each visitor that it is in fact open.
Once inside there is a variety of ancient objects spanning nearly 3500 years of history. And although the museum seems small, the quality of the objects easily makes up for any lack of quantity.
The R D Milns Antiquities Museum website claims the museum as "the only comprehensive survey of ancient Mediterranean antiquities on public view in Queensland." It is full of artefacts from ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Near East. You'll find Roman coins and Greek amphora amongst a mummified hawk.
The museum is small - it takes up one room of the University of Queensland's Michie Building. But despite its size, it contains a comprehensive collection of artefacts from the ancient world and a fair amount of time could be spent perusing the collection. For anyone interested in antiquity at all, this collection is well worth a visit.