Museum of Brisbane

Stories from the City

This film travels around the city of Brisbane to bring the most obscure and intriguing stories back to the Museum. It does this via a bicycle that’s equipped with 256 ultra-bright LEDs on each wheel.

At speed, the LEDs blend to show a video animation and the wheels become a lens to the past. For example, a Bengal tiger named Jimmy who chased a man along Turbot Street in 1888. Or Australia’s first experimental TV broadcast that took place from a windmill on Wickham Terrace.

But really, they’re just a tease to visit the Museum of Brisbane and find out more.