Museum of Brisbane sits atop the refurbished Brisbane City Hall. The museum is a significant part of the city’s endearing history and culture.
So popular is Brisbane City Hall that its other moniker is the ‘People’s Place’. For this reason, the museum’s location in the popular cultural building attracts visitors from all parts of the world. To get to the museum, you will need to find your way to level 3 of Brisbane City Hall. Use the lifts as the museum is not accessible from the stairs.
On entering the museum, you are suddenly won over by the effortless bland of the past with the present. The different artifacts are testament of the strides that the city has made as it continued to evolve from the grainy past to a clearer future. The museum tells the story of the people that make up booming Brisbane. These stories undoubtedly transform the seemingly mundane and interweave it with the city’s verve to make for an excellent collection.
The first thing to do at the museum, and certainly the best way to learn more about Brisbane is to take a guided tour. These guided tours are offered daily in intervals of about an hour, with each tour lasting just about 45 minutes. For each of the tours however, you must make a booking. Online booking has the advantage of immediate feedback.
More importantly, each tour has a maximum of 20 visitors, so once this capacity is filled, the next lot would have to await their turn. For this reason, you need to arrive in good time. Group tours are available, but get in touch with the Visitor Experience coordinator using details listed at the end of this post.
Some of the facilities available on location include the museum’s accessibility as well as a cloakroom where guests are required to leave their bulky belongings. The latter is important because these bulky items always pose the risk of damage to works of art in the exhibition.
Get meals at the Shingle Inn or the Red Cross Café, both located in City Hall. This unbeatable experience of dining among resplendent works of art makes for an unforgettable highlight of your trip to the Museum of Brisbane.
As with any other art museum, there are guidelines that govern your conduct at the museum. No foods and drinks are allowed, and you are prohibited from touching the works of art. Other guidelines include no smoking allowed, flash photography is prohibited and phones must be kept on silent mode.
To experience the cultural thrill of a visit to the Museum of Brisbane, you will find the following information both practical and important:
Address: Level 3, City Hall, Brisbane City
Opening Hours: open daily from 1000 hours to 1700 hours
Closed on the following holidays: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s
Open on Anzac Day from 1300 hours to 1700 hours.
Other public holidays the museum is open between 1000 hours and 1700 hours
Ticket Prices : free entry
Phone: (+61) 7 3339 0800
Distance from Brisbane CBD : located within the CBD