Specialty Museums in Brisbane

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Specialty Museums in Brisbane

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  • Dan H
    10 contributions
    Superb museum with free entry, very convenient close to South Bank. Well kept exhibits particularly enjoyed the natural history section
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • Zampaw2022
    Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
    Absolutely fantastic location. gorgeous pieces I wholeheartedly endorse. It was wonderful to meet their pet (Stampee); he was very adorable. It was also quite educational. I'll surely return.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • C...
    Seymour, Australia49,089 contributions
    What makes a place? Is it the brick and mortar, or ornate design? Is it the memories that have been made through lifetimes and across millennia? Is it about identity and connection, anchored in 65,000 years of First Nations Peoples' richness of cultures and belonging to place, or the contemporary significance?

    We are at a crucial point in Bristane's history, as the ancient stories of this place are increasingly appreciated, honoured and celebrated. ... and so the story is told on the walls of this museum set in a remarkable location- City Hall. 

    The location is definitely worth spending time in... I was here on a cold and wintry day, which meant I had found somewhere warm ... but it's not about hiding away, and rather about exploring the recesses of your mind to see if you can expand your knowledge. 

    It's rather like peeling layers... first you cross King George's Square to go to City Hall and hidden inside is the museum.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • Sam Sails
    Sydney, Australia12 contributions
    My kids loved this place. Especially the battle ship. The kids spent a lot of time exploring the depths of this old ship. lots of brilliant displays inside and out. Well put together and easy to one way course you follow (similar to ikea) to work your way through the museum. Highly recommended.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • Alice R
    Hobart, Australia8,216 contributions
    Didn't come here to see the house but lovely outside and surrounds within the park. Free parking available when visiting. Pleasantly surprised by the themed children's park.
    Written December 3, 2020
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  • Anthony S
    Coombabah, Australia1,200 contributions
    This museum is a great little free museum that is packed full of easy to read information and history. Lots of exhibits. The museum is very quiet so you can wander around at your own pace. It is hidden away in the Roma St Police station. However there is signs for it when you enter. Heaps of public transport close by including the Roma St Train Station and Bus Stop
    Written June 2, 2021
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  • Rebecca
    Adelaide, Australia1,650 contributions
    Worth it given the proximity to other attractions such as the Botanic gardens and near the bridge to the south bank. It is free to look through and the building itself is quaint and historic. There is a Robinson art exhibition upstairs currently
    Written January 4, 2021
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  • Steve G
    Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
    We enjoyed our visit and the staff were really helpful. While the track is short - and a loop would be better - it was a good ride and we traveled on 3 different trams.
    Families and all ages would enjoy this!
    Written February 5, 2020
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  • Pete D
    Western Australia, Australia184 contributions
    This historic house is a short 30min bus ride from Brisbane CBD and is a great example of a character Queenslander house that has been owned and maintained by a volunteer women’s group for many years. The house and it’s furniture represent a treasure trove of interesting antiques and historic objects. The volunteer staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Expect to spend an hour or so here. Perhaps longer if you partake in the cream teas.
    Written November 5, 2019
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  • robpol
    Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
    Although on a small footprint, in the absence of atriums, gift shops and cafes, every square inch is devoted to the title of the museum. We have been to a number of motor museums and yet we learned fascinating new facts about the history of racing cars and bikes. The volunteers are passionate about the history of the displays and are happy to tell you as much as you'd like to know. My 15 year old son and I both enjoyed our visit. We'll be recommending this museum to our friends.
    Written August 17, 2018
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  • Greg C
    4 contributions
    Very interesting small museum that has hands on working displays of a lot of Telecommunications equipment dating back to the late 19th century. Very knowledgeable friendly guides.
    Written September 19, 2019
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  • MHH0855
    Melbourne, Australia336 contributions
    I came to the museum with an enthusiast and me the interested bystander. The museum is run by passionate Indian enthusiasts, they are incredibly friendly and accommodating. The museum is amazing with the range of outstanding exhibits including many rare items. You need to wander around the museum with a watchful eye as there are so many items of real interest. It is also important to look upstairs and around the perimeter of the building as there are many interesting items in every nook and cranny.
    Written November 25, 2017
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,326 contributions
    open on sundays and tucked away in fortitude valley is this amazing military museum that honors the service of queenslanders
    Written December 3, 2017
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  • 3073Dogs
    Brisbane, Australia170 contributions
    Our tour was highly interesting and well conducted, being able to see the complete history of telecommunications was great.
    Written March 31, 2018
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  • Pelin Y
    Brisbane, Australia18 contributions
    I really liked this small museum. Very well taken care of. When I visited, there was a Dionysos exhibition and the lady, I suppose she was the connoisseur, walked me through the artifacts. She was quite nice and passionate. Most artifacts come from Italy and the overall collection reflects Ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian cultures.
    If you're not on campus it's probably not worth going only for this museum, but if you work or study here, definitely give it a go for a nice, historical break.
    Written March 28, 2019
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