Museum of Brisbane is located on top of Brisbane City Hall. Holding a significant place in the hearts of Brisbane residents as the ‘People’s Place’ City Hall has the enviable title of Brisbane’s premier heritage building.

Visitor information

General Information

Museum of Brisbane is located on Level 3
Brisbane City Hall
King George Square, Brisbane.

Enter through the King George Square foyer of City Hall.

Take the lifts located on the right of the building, just out the front of the Shingle Inn up to Level 3.

Please note you can not access the Museum via stairs.

All exhibitions are free.

Opening hours

Open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm

Public holidays

Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day
Open: Anzac Day 1pm – 5pm, all other public holidays 10am – 5pm


Getting here

Museum of Brisbane is located in City Hall adjacent to King George Square, entry is through the King George Square entrance. Take the lifts located on the right of the building, just out the front of the Shingle Inn up to level 3. Please note, you can not access the Museum via stairs. For information about catching public transport in Brisbane contact Trans Link on 13 20 30 or‚



The Museum is only a 5 to 10 minute walk from Central and Roma Street train stations.


There is a major bus interchange underneath King George Square and Queen Street Mall, as well as many bus stops along Adelaide Street.


CityCats operate seven days a week; the closest ferry terminal is North Quay.


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Paid car parking is available at the King George Square Car Park, located directly underneath King George Square. Brisbane City Council currently have a special parking offer at King George Square Car Park. To find out more information visit their website.



Wheelchair access is available throughout Museum of Brisbane and City Hall. Please note that wheelchair access is not available for the clock tower. If additional assistance is required please contact Museum on 07 3339 0800 to make arrangements before you arrive.

Group visits

Group bookings

If you book for a group of 10 or more, Museum Customer Service Officers will be on hand to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. A Museum Customer Service Officer will introduce your group to the current exhibitions and museum facilities and will answer questions about them. They will also be able to provide you with exhibition brochures and related materials to use during your visit.

To book a group visit, please contact us between 10am-5pm Monday to Friday on 07 3339 0800.

School visits

School and group visits to the Museum are welcome throughout the year. To help us ensure that your visit is a rewarding one, we ask that you provide us with two weeks in advance notice of your visit. Visit our Education section for more information.

Eating & drinking

The Shingle Inn and Red Cross Cafe are located in City Hall and offer visitors an opportunity to dine in a unique heritage setting. Other nearby options include Pig ‘N’ Whistle and Coffee Hit in King George Square.

Shingle Inn

Located on the ground floor of City Hall, the opening of Shingle Inn City Hall is the reincarnation of one of Brisbane’s oldest and most loved café restaurants. Originally opened in 1936 on Edward Street, Shingle Inn was well known for its superior quality cakes, unique environment and outstanding service. Now within one of Brisbane’s most recognised buildings, City Hall, Shingle Inn continues its tradition as a location that can reach across the generational divide, making it the ideal location for special occasions and memorable outings.

Commix Espresso

The Red Cross Cafe operates as Commix Expresso and continues to be run by the Red Cross. It is located on the basement level of City Hall with access via the exterior door on the Adelaide Street side of City Hall. The cafe offers affordable meals and snacks and a provides a valuable service via their Night Cafe which assists homeless youth.

Museum etiquette

Conditions of Entry

To ensure the safety of the artworks, and in consideration of other visitors, we ask that movement through the Museum be orderly and considerate. For the safety of artworks and visitors, it is a requirement that visitors to the Museum must accept and comply with these conditions.

  • No touching of artwork
  • No food/drink
  • No smoking
  • No large bags or helmets | Cloakroom available
  • No umbrellas | Cloakroom available
  • No flash photography or as otherwise directed
  • Group visit must be booked at least two weeks in advance
  • Mobile phones should be turned to silent mode

Floorplan of Museum of Brisbane

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