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Heartbreak Hotel at QT Gold Coast
Heartbreak Hotel at QT Gold Coast

Museum of Love and Disappointment Comes to the Gold Coast

Breaking up is hard to do… but giving away their stuff isn’t. QT Gold Coast will be dusting off mementos of love and loss with its brand-new pop-up exhibition of the Museum of Love and Disappointment – dubbed Heartbreak Hotel – from February 1-21.

QT received more than 7800 love stories and break up mementos for the quirky exhibition, including a scorched wedding dress and a stolen PlayStation with the charming note “you broke my heart, so I stole your PlayStation, how are you going to play FIFA now?”

We stopped by to check out the pop-up on Wednesday and it was fantastic. Some exhibits were sweet, others were heartbreaking, and some were absolutely BRUTAL.

“Everyone has their own relationship or break up story,” says QT Gold Coast General Manager Steven Oakley.

“We’ve gone through thousands of entries and donations to curate a collection that will make you laugh, cry and cringe.”

The stories bring each memento to life, like a creepy porcelain doll donated by Rachel, who says her ex-girlfriend’s collection of dolls took pride of place on the mantle. They would stare into her soul each time they kissed. When the creepiness became too much to bear, she had to deliver an ultimatum to her girlfriend: ‘it’s me or the dolls’. The dolls won.

In addition to the pop-up, Stingray Bar on the ground floor also has a selection of wickedly named cocktails, like Thirst Trap and Thank You, Next.

Tickets are $10 and include a ‘love potion’ cocktail at Stingray Lounge. Spots are limited.

For more info visit: https://www.qthotels.com/gold-coast/

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.