Welcome to Museum of Brisbane. We are located on Level 3, City Hall in Brisbane City.
We invite you to use this Social Story to help familiarise yourself with the Museum.
We have a number of exhibitions on display which you can explore using the buttons below or by scrolling the page.
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I will enter Museum of Brisbane via the King George Square entrance.
To get to the Museum, I will use the lift located to my right through a set of doors. If I am unsure, I can ask City Hall staff at the concierge desk on the ground floor for directions.
Once I enter the lift, I will select Level 3. I will see a label beside the button that says “Museum of Brisbane”.
When I arrive on Level 3, I see there are lockers in front of me where I can safely leave a small backpack if I would like to.
I can take some of my belongings with me into the Museum, like my phone or wallet. I cannot take any large bags, food or drink.
The next room has a desk with friendly staff who can help me book a tour.
I will come back here if I decide to join a Clock Tower Tour.
I will enter the Museum by walking down the left side of the hall. I will see a shop to my left.
I can look in the shop now or I can look in the shop on my way back.
After I walk past the shop, I will walk down a dark hallway to enter the Museum.
I notice the toilet to my right.
There are glass doors that open on their own. I walk through them to see more exhibitions.
After I walk through the glass doors, I can choose to explore a series of exhibitions. The exhibitions are Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane, Perspectives of Brisbane, Focus Shift, The Local, Commune and Clay: Collected Ceramics.
In the Museum, I can look closely at the art and objects but I won’t touch them as they are very fragile.
To enter Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane, I turn right after reading the white exhibition text.
This exhibition space has low lighting.
There is sound in the space that includes bird noises, sirens and traffic. I may need to wear my noise cancelling headphones, and that’s ok.
When I enter Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane, I notice long information booths in the centre of the room.
At the information booths, I can read the exhibition text, scan QR codes to access auslan translations or audio descriptions, open drawers and pick up a room sheet.
The room sheet explains where artworks are positioned in the exhibition and also has QR codes I can scan to access an online audio tour.
Making Place also features two seats in the centre of the room. I can sit and look at the artworks here.
Once I have finished looking at Making Place, I can either leave through the entrance door I came through to view Perspectives of Brisbane or I can leave through the large door to view Commune, The Local and Clay: Collected Ceramics.
This exhibition space has low lighting and an audio soundtrack of a person speaking. I may need to put on my noise cancelling headphones, and that’s ok.
In the exhibition space, there is white text printed on the walls. I can read these to find out what the exhibition is about.
I notice there are small white cards with black text beside each artwork too. I can read these to find out more about each individual artwork.
In the centre of the room, I notice a large table with stools stored below it and a possum skin cloak on top. If I would like to, I can pull out a stool and sit on it while I look closely at the possum skin cloak.
Once I have finished looking at Perspectives of Brisbane, I can walk down the hallway to view Focus Shift.
This exhibition space has low lighting and brightly coloured walls. I can read the white text on the wall to find out what the exhibition is about.
Once I am finished looking at Focus Shift, I can walk down the hallway to enter The Local by Taloi Havini.
When I enter the space, I notice tables, a large bar and printed room sheets. I can sit at the chairs and read the room sheets if I would like to. There is also a large window that I can look out.
I will not touch the artworks or lean on the bar.
Once I am finished looking at The Local, I can exit through the black door and enter the Dome Gallery.
In the Dome Gallery, there are large windows that let natural light in. There are also two chairs I can sit on.
The next exhibition I can explore is titled Rearranged: Art of the Flower. I can walk through the red and pink door to enter.
The first exhibition space has light walls, lots of paintings and two sculptural installations.
If I would like to read about the artworks displayed, I can read the large text on the wall behind me or I can pick up a room sheet to my left. The room sheet has photographs of each work and text to explain them.
When I am finished looking in this space, I can walk through the large door to the right.
In the next room, I notice several large hanging artworks. I can look at these artworks, but I won’t touch as they’re fragile.
In this room, there are two seats where I can sit if I would like to.
When I am finished looking at the artworks, I can move into the hallway.
In the hallway, I notice a series of artworks hanging on the wall. Each of the artworks have a label beside them which I can read if I would like to.
Once I am finished looking at the artworks, I can move into the next exhibition space with the purple wall.
In this exhibition space, there is a large sculpture in the middle of the room as well as a mural on the wall. I can look, but I will not touch these artworks.
In the centre of the room, there is a seat I can sit on if I would like to.
If I would like to read about the artworks, there are labels on the walls that I can read.
The final space in this exhibition has low lighting, projection and audio.
I may need to wear noise cancelling headphones and tinted glasses, and that’s ok.
There is a large seat in the middle of the room which I may like to sit on.
Once I am finished viewing the artwork, I can walk back in the direction I came.
To exit the Museum, I can walk back the way I came.
I can ask a staff member in a black uniform if I would like some help. They roam around the Museum. Here they are in front of the sign at the entrance.
Staff members wear radios. Sometimes, I can hear them talk on their radio.
When I leave the Museum, I will collect my things if I used a locker and exit down the lifts.
I will press the down-pointing arrow button located beside the lift and wait for the doors to open.
When I enter the lift, I will go to the panel of buttons on the left and press “G” for ground floor. This will take me down to the main foyer of City Hall, where I can exit the building the same way I came in.