Museum of Brisbane

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Museum of Brisbane is located on level 3 of Brisbane City Hall in King George Square. Holding a significant place in the hearts of Brisbane residents as the ‘People’s Place’ City Hall is Brisbane’s premier heritage building.

General Information

Location

Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall
King George Square, Brisbane.
Entry is free.

Enter through the King George Square foyer of City Hall.
Turn right and take the lifts up to Level 3.

Please note you can not access the Museum via stairs.

Opening hours
Open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm, and 10am – 7pm Fridays

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

Facilities

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 bookings

If you book for a group of 10 or more, our Customer Service Officers will be on hand to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Customer Service Officer’s personalise your tour,  introducing your group to the current exhibitions and museum facilities, highlighting artworks and stories of interest and answering all your questions. They can also 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 your visit is a rewarding one, we ask that you provide us with two weeks advance notice of your visit. Visit our Education section for more information.

Eating & drinking

We are in the heart of the city, so options for a quick coffee to an extravagant restaurant dinner are almost endless.

The Shingle Inn and Red Cross Cafe are located in City Hall and offer visitors an opportunity to dine in a unique heritage setting.

 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.

Conditions of Entry

To ensure the safety of our artworks, and in consideration of other visitors, we ask that movement through the Museum be 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