During your visit to Museum of Brisbane your class will be split into groups to participate in all activities.
City Hall and Clock Tower tour
This experience includes a tour of City Hall, affectionately known as the Peoples Place. Students will explore one of Brisbane’s most significant and well-recognised sites and delve into its varied and unique history. They will learn about City Hall’s many uses over the years and about specific features within the building, which reference historic architecture from around the world.
Students may also be able to take a trip up City Hall’s Clock Tower and learn about a time when City Hall was the tallest building in Brisbane and compare and contrast our ever-changing skyline with original pictures from the 1950’s.
Students will also participate in an Object Handling Workshop where they explore objects of the past from Brisbane. These objects help to contextualize life in Brisbane in 1800’s and 1900’s where students can reflect and on life using authentic objects to explore key themes of identity and relationships. Students will handle the objects, discuss their uses and make conclusions about how daily life may have been years ago. They will be encouraged to think about the objects’ use and who may have used this particular object as well as why the items may have been replaced, and how this links with the technological world we live in?