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Museum of Brisbane

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Address: Level 3, City Hall | King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
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+61 7 3999 0800
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Museum of Brisbane is located on Level 3 of the newly restored Brisbane...

Museum of Brisbane is located on Level 3 of the newly restored Brisbane City Hall. Our story is Brisbane's story - the lives of those who lived here, the events that have shaped our history and the places that we hold dear.

As a museum dedicated to the city, we celebrate the people, places and stories of Brisbane. Museum of Brisbane presents these stories through an innovative mix of social history and visual arts. Every exhibition is an opportunity to discover more about ourselves and our city. Our carefully curated events, workshops and tours are designed to help you delve even deeper.

We are a space where stories unfold - a place for meaningful dialogue; enjoyable, entertaining experiences; and a place to explore and share in the identity of Brisbane. While the Museum's story is only 10 years old, we are the narrators of a story far older: Brisbane's story.

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Free, clean, good air-conditioning, not bad for a brief visit if you are visiting the city. 1 hr max

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Free, clean, good air-conditioning, not bad for a brief visit if you are visiting the city. 1 hr max

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Big venue, but not filled with interesting exhibits. Parts of it are good, parts of it are quite boring. Lucky its free entry (although the science centre isnt). Free airconditioned place if you're looking for somewhere to browse out of the heat. Easy access from Southbank, the museum, art gallery and library all use the same compound.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is very interesting - with a mixture of art and history. Superior to Museum of Sydney. I particularly enjoy the Brisbane DNA part. Must see.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place. It is surprisingly informative and not so big to be boring. There are interactive displays that are really interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most times when in Brisbane the museum is always on my list to go to. Always something different to see but the dinosaurs are my favourite. Excellent food and close to other attractions.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is not as well know as the Queensland museum and is smaller, but definitely worth a visit. They always have slightly different and interesting exhibitions, with the only negative being that space is a little tight

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We noticed the displays had changed significantly since our first visit a few years ago. In fact it had changed in the month since our arrival in Australia. It always seems like a calm and cool haven from the heat and rush of the city and the museum contains a lot of interest about the history of Brisbane. The tram... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Meuseum of Brisbane in the City Hall on 3rd March 2017 as part of an international group. Exposition in made up quite good, showing Brisbane short history (at least short for someone whose place of birth finds its first mentioning in documents at 800 and now works in a city of 2000 years of age). So, it is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My main purpose for visiting this Museum, which is located on the third floor of Brisbane City Hall, was for a Clock Tower tour. I arrived with a few minutes to spare so walked around the Museum. Really interesting and informative in terms of providing a history of Brisbane from its humble beginnings as a penal colony. Time permitting will... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and visited the Museum of Brisbane as a result of Googling the 'Brisbane Museum'. As it turns out there are two museums, the one at South Bank and one in the Brisbane Council building. Anywhere whilst in the CBD we decided to have a look although we were after the general exhibition museum. It is free entry. The... More 

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