In line with Queensland Government advice, Museum of Brisbane will be closed until Sunday 8th August. Find more information here.




Learning is at the heart of Museum of Brisbane. Extend your skills and knowledge through creative-led experiences and learn more about our city!

Plan your Learn visit 

Thank you for your interest in booking an education program at the Museum of Brisbane. The Learn Team are excited to share our programs with you, whilst ensuring that all students and teachers can enjoy a safe visit to our Museum. For this reason, the Museum of Brisbane is currently closed to the public on Mondays during term, allowing schools exclusive access. Several measures have been put in place for your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable educational experience.

Safety Measures:

  • Additional cleaning of all gallery spaces prior to visit and in between sessions
  • Contact tracing details of all visitors must be collected before/on the day of your visit
  • Maximum of 4 people per elevator
  • A reduced maximum capacity in all spaces to ensure social distancing adherence
  • Only one school group to visit per session
  • Self-cloaking available
  • Multiple sanitising stations throughout the Museum
  • Gloves provided if programs involve handling objects
  • Clear directional signage within the Museum to ensure social distancing adherence
  • Regular reviews on the most up to date COVID guidelines

Before your visit:
Before your visit, we recommend creating a document with the contact tracing information for all students and staff visiting to save time on the day.  This document must include:

  • Students’ full names
  • Teachers’ full names
  • School’s name
  • School’s email address
  • School’s contact phone number
  • Date of visit
  • Time period (time in and time out)


When you arrive for your visit to the Museum of Brisbane, please wait outside in King George Square. If the weather is inclement, your group should wait on either side of the portico. We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes before the scheduled visit to allow students an opportunity to have a snack and/or use the restrooms located on the ground floor of City Hall. Our Museum Educators will greet you in King George Square before assisting the group into the Museum. Students may bring paper/worksheets, pencils, and cameras if they would like however all required learning materials will be provided during the visit.

For further information visit: QLD school excursions guidelines.


Planning to visit the Museum of Brisbane? We’ve answered some FAQs below to help you plan your Learn day out!

What safety information do you have?

You can request our risk management plan and/ or a copy of our Public Liability Certificate. If you have any other questions about safety please contact us.

Is there a place to eat lunch at the Museum?

As food and drink cannot be consumed in the Museum, we suggest these nearby locations for you and your class to enjoy your breaks:

  • King George Square
  • Roma Street Parklands
  • Anzac Square
Can our class bring school bags?

The Museum of Brisbane will provide the learning resources required for your visit. We recommend students bring a bag on the day with any personal items they will require including lunch, water bottle, camera/phone and a pencil. All bags will be securely cloaked for the duration of the visit. Any first aid or medication may stay with the group and we recommend a small side bag if possible.

How many adults need to come on the excursion?

Given the size of City Hall we ask that groups be supervised at all times by the appropriate number of adults for the safety of all students. This ratio is particularly important when travelling in lifts between the ground floor and Museum of Brisbane on Level 3. Please arrange the following:

  • 1 adult per 4 (Prep – Year 3)
  • 1 adult per 10 (Year 4-6)
  • 1 adult per 20 (Year 7-12)
  • 1 adult per student with additional needs
Can students take photos?

To ensure the safety of the artworks, and in consideration of other visitors, we ask that no flash photography or as otherwise directed be taken in the Museum.

What facilities and services are there available for people with a disability?

The following services are available at Museum of Brisbane.  Please let us know if you require any of these services when you book:

  • Non-motorised wheelchairs for loan via the Mobility Centre, ground level of City Hall
  • Accessible toilets on all levels of City Hall and within the Museum on Level 3
  • Please note that wheelchair access is not available for the Clock Tower, as there are narrow stairs with railings to access the viewing platform.
How can I get to the Museum of Brisbane?


There are a number of buses that stop along Adelaide Street and Ann Street as well as many services which stop in King George Square bus terminal, located a short walk from City Hall.


The Museum does not have a coach park.  Coaches may stop briefly to drop-off and pick up from the City Hall entrance on Ann Street. However, buses are not permitted to wait in this area but Roma Street Parklands located a short walk away has longer term parking available.


The Museum is a 10 minute walk from Central and Roma Street train stations.


There is undercover paid parking available in the King George Square car park, entry from Adelaide or Roma Street.

For more information regarding public transport in Brisbane contact TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit www.translink.com.au.

If you have any further questions, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you soon.