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Our Story

Museum of Brisbane is central to conversations about the evolving life of Brisbane, its histories and contemporary cultures. 

Housed within the iconic Brisbane City Hall on Turrabul, Yaggera and Yuggarrapul Country, MoB celebrates the creatives and history-makers who deepen our understanding of place. We reflect Brisbane’s people, its passions and communities.

Museum of Brisbane opened in October 2003, on the ground floor of City Hall. At MoB we build on the foundations of the earlier Brisbane City Gallery. In 2010, when City Hall closed for restoration, the Museum relocated temporarily to nearby Ann Street. MoB reopened in April 2013 after a significant refurbishment of City Hall.

Now located in a purpose-built gallery, Museum of Brisbane is on the top floor of the revitalised City Hall, offering views of two of the building’s heritage features, the Clock Tower and copper dome.

Museum of Brisbane is Brisbane City Council’s leading history and art museum, where you can experience our city’s vibrant culture.

A cyanotype of the Brisbane River by artist Judy Watson.

First Nations acknowledgement:

Museum of Brisbane acknowledges the historical significance of Brisbane’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We pay our respects to First Nations individuals and communities — past, present and emerging — and thank them for being integral to MoB conversations about the evolving life of our city. Brisbane and its greater region are located on the custodial homelands of the Yaggera, Turrabul, Yuggarrapul, Jinabara, Quandamooka and neighbouring nations.

MoB’s programs expand opportunities for exchange, collaborative partnerships and cultural engagement across First Nations communities. Exhibitions are interactive, provocative and alive. MoB invests in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts collection in addition to our curated exhibitions. MoB is committed to reconciliation.

Museum of Brisbane embraces the past, present and future by showcasing and reflecting the stories and artworks of our city’s storytellers. MoB celebrates the uniqueness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through art and imagery, collections and conversations, collaborations and connections to our city’s First Nations peoples. Our Statement of Intent expands on our commitment to Brisbane’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.