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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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Interesting but not great

Free admission is great. Small but pretty good displays of a lot of interesting animals and items etc

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 22, 2017
Liz M
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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I found it quiet boring to be honest, Mainly just paintings and information on walls. Also one of the lifts does not go to the ground floor from the third floor unless you work in the building. This should be labelled as I had no idea and nor did some other people.

Thank sbennie2017
MuseumofBrisbane, Events & Promotions officer at Museum of Brisbane, responded to this review

Hi sbennie2017, I'm sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Museum of Brisbane. We are only a small space and as the city's museum we have rotating exhibitions which focus on the people, places and stories of Brisbane. At the time of your visit we had a few exhibitions open including Introduction to Brisbane, Robert Andrew: Our Mutable Histories,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017

Free admission is great. Small but pretty good displays of a lot of interesting animals and items etc

Thank Liz M
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

Visited briefly and although this is a small museum, we found plenty to keep us occupied for the hour or so we were there. For anyone interested in the history of Brisbane city from early through to modern times, this is the place to go. Admission is free.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Set in the Old City hall the most interesting thing is the Clock Tower and the old restored sandstone building

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

I have lived in Brisbane for over 40 years before moving to Melbourne and have never visited this museum. I thought it was about time. The Museum is located on the 3rd floor of the Brisbane City Hall. We spent approximately 30 minutes walking around and looking at the exhibits. We enjoyed a short video on the history of Brisbane.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

we are definitely returning to it and will plan to have the whole day there.There is so much to see and talk about with the children. Very informative.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Did the tour of the clock tower which offered really nice views over the city and the 100% Brisbane exhibit was interactive and informative and really great! Loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

The museum was very interesting and easy to get to. The 100% Brisbane exhibition was very informative and interactive. I could have easily spent another hour reading all the information. We uncovered the hidden bonus of a tour in the clock tower. This was very interesting and a chance to get some great photos.

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

If you don't do any of the tours there is nothing to see. Walk through the glass doors and prepare to be bored. I struggle to see why this is as highly rated as it is. Sorry to say, it was not worth the walk from the hotel, there were more items of interest stuck to the pavements.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

The museum was well curated. We especially liked the video overview of Brisbane's history. After seeing the museum you can view various of the items shown during the video. There was also an exhibit of modern Chinese art - which was interesting. Especially liked the calligraphy writing dog! It was interesting to read how they got him to do it!... More 

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