Here at Museum of Brisbane we believe art, culture and history should be experienced.
We encourage you to think boldly, share your ideas and challenge your perceptions. From co-creating with artists to reflecting on contemporary identity, our goal is to ensure you have a memorable and insightful experience every visit.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Brisbane and surrounds, the Yuggara, Turrbal, Jinibara, Quandamooka and neighbouring clan groups. We are privileged to work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, artists, curators, writers and storytellers to share and celebrate the rich knowledge, art and histories of our First Nations communities.
The Museum is dedicated to supporting the city’s many talented artists, designers, writers, historians and storytellers. We invite artists to create works inspired by our beautiful city and engage our visitors in a global conversation.
Any day in the Museum you may find Traditional Owners sharing local lore, an artist-in-residence creating new work, a performance in one of our exhibitions and our educators nurturing curiosity and creativity.
Our Museum Guides are among Brisbane’s best storytellers and every day we take hundreds of visitors on tours of City Hall and to the top of the iconic Clock Tower. These tours blend historical fact with tales about some of the city’s best-known personalities, anecdotes and trivia.
We also work closely with the artists, designers, writers, artisans and small creative businesses of Brisbane and South East Queensland to present bespoke ranges of jewellery, fashion accessories, home-wares, design objects and books in our much-loved MoB Shop.
Museum of Brisbane is a not-for-profit cultural organisation that relies on the support of visitors and our community. Thanks for helping us share the best of Brisbane.
Museum of Brisbane is an oasis from the hustle of the city; a sleek, contemporary space boldly placed on the rooftop of the city’s premier heritage building, City Hall.
As the iconic symbol of our city’s heart, it is only fitting that City Hall should continue to provide a place where residents, along with interstate and international visitors, can discover and explore the people, places and stories of Brisbane.
The Museum comprises five galleries, a Studio, and the Dome Lounge.
Museum of Brisbane opened in October 2003, replacing the Brisbane City Gallery, on the ground floor of City Hall.
In 2010, when City Hall closed for restoration, the Museum temporarily relocated to Ann Street.
It re-opened after a significant refurbishment to City Hall in April 2013.
Reopening in 2013 in a purpose-built gallery on Level 3, Museum of Brisbane is the jewel in the crown of the revitalised City Hall, offering views of two of the building’s most beautiful features – the clock tower and copper dome.
To explore and present all that is Brisbane to the world, its past, present and future.
To be recognised as a museum of national significance that is integral to preserving Brisbane’s cultural legacy and identity by inspiring curiosity, celebrating creativity and fostering belonging.