Located in City Hall, the Museum is part of the living history of the city, examining how Brisbane and its people change over time and how our individual and collective stories reveal our character and create our identity.
We are also the keeper of City Hall’s rich heritage, and visitors can experience a bird’s eye view of Brisbane from the top of the iconic Clock Tower on one of our popular tours, as well as learn the stories behind City Hall during an insider’s tour of the 90-year-old building.
Museum of Brisbane is an avid supporter of the city’s artists, designers, and artisans. We are dedicated to transforming their artistic vision into a stunning reality through our exhibitions and artist-in-residence programs. The work of Brisbane’s artists, designers and chefs can also be found at MoB Shop which stocks a bespoke range of jewellery, fashion accessories, homewares, design objects, books, artworks and gourmet food products.
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.