Whether you are a local or a tourist to Brisbane, a guided tour provides an opportunity to learn something about the art, architecture and history of City Hall – the building lovingly known in Brisbane as “the People’s Place”.
Brisbane City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tour
To book a free City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tour, select a date in the calendar on the right from the dropdown menu. A new window will appear to complete your free tour registration. You will also be sent an email confirmation of your booking.
Built in 1891-92, the heritage-listed Brisbane City Hall Organ is located in the heart of the building. An imposing feature of the circular copper domed auditorium, the organ was designed by Father Henry Willis of Henry Willis and Sons, London, with casework designed by City Hall architects Hall and Prentice in Queensland Maple. Currently boasting over 4300 pipes, it is one of the premier musical instruments in the country and has been a backdrop to many cultural, social and civic events.
Accompanied by a professional organist and guide, these tours provide access to the floor of the auditorium and an up close view of this spectacular space.
How do I make a booking online?
Select the day in the calendar above that you wish to attend a tour. You will then be redirected to finalise your booking. From here, please reselect the date you would like to attend from the drop down box. Select the amount of tickets you are booking for and hit the REGISTER button. Input your details (ensuring your email address is correct) and finalise your booking by pressing the COMPLETE REGISTRATION button. An eTicket will be sent to your email address along with a confirmation email. If you have any changes to your booking, please call our Visitor Experience Coordinator on (07) 3339 0845.
How much does it cost to go on tour?
The City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tours are free. Book via the website above or call (07) 3339 0845 to secure your booking.
How do I know that my booking has been confirmed if I book online?
As soon as you register for your preferred tour, you will be emailed a ticket. Please note you do not need to bring the printed ticket with you as we’ll have a record of your name.
The tour I want to take is not listed in the drop down box
When a tour is booked out, it will not appear in the drop down list. Please go back to the calendar on the Museum of Brisbane website and select a different tour date.
Is the tour wheel chair friendly?
Yes, the tour is wheel chair friendly. Should you require use of mobility aides, please contact the EPICURE Mobility Centre on (07) 3014 4702.
Where do we meet on the day of our tour?
Meet in the King George Square foyer. Look for the Museum of Brisbane City Hall Heritage Tour sign and wait for your tour guide.
How long do the tours go for?
Tours last for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Can I eat food on the tour?
We do not recommend any food on a City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tour or inside Museum of Brisbane.
How many people are on each tour?
There are 10 spots available on each tour.
How do I book for a group on a tour?
To book a group of more than five people, please call the Museum of Brisbane’s group booking line on (07) 3339 0818.
Can I take photos on the tour?
Yes, photos are allowed to be taken, however we request you turn your flash off if taking a photo of an artwork.
Does the tour go up into the Clock Tower?
No, the City Hall Clock Tower Tours are separate to the City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tour. The Clock Tower Tours are also free and can be booked at the Museum of Brisbane reception on Level 3 of City Hall. Clock Tower Tours occur every 15 minutes and can only be booked via reception on the day of the tour. Spaces are very limited, so we recommend you book into a Clock Tower Tour early. Please note that there are 35 stairs to negotiate on a Clock Tower Lift Tour.
I had a great time, can I leave a review?
We would love for you to share your reviews. Please feel free to share your experience via TripAdvisor or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My question hasn't been answered, who can I talk to about the City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tours?
If the above FAQs have not been helpful, please feel free to call Museum of Brisbane’s Visitor Experience Coordinator on (07) 3339 0845.
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