Museum of Brisbane

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REOPENING Friday 17th July, 2020. Visit our MoB Shop online.         BOOK FREE ENTRY TICKET

Walk ins welcome, however reception team will advise if there are any tickets available for that hour. 

Museum of Brisbane is located on level 3 of Brisbane City Hall in King George Square. Holding a significant place in the hearts of Brisbane residents as the ‘People’s Place’ City Hall is Brisbane’s premier heritage building.

General Information


Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall
King George Square, Brisbane.
Entry is free.


Enter through the King George Square foyer of City Hall.
Turn right and take the lifts up to Level 3.

Please note you can not access the Museum via stairs.

REOPENING Friday 17th July, 2020. Visit our MoB Shop online.


Wheelchair access is available throughout Museum of Brisbane and City Hall. Please note that wheelchair access is not available for the Clock Tower. If additional assistance is required please contact Museum on +617 3339 0800 to make arrangements before you arrive.

Group bookings

If you book for a group of 10 or more, our Museum team will be on hand to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Our Museum team personalise your tour,  introducing your group to the current exhibitions and museum facilities, highlighting artworks and stories of interest and answering all your questions. We can also provide you with exhibition brochures and related materials to use during your visit.

To book a group visit, please contact us between 10am-5pm Monday to Friday on +617 3339 0800.


School visits

School and group visits to the Museum are welcome throughout the year. To help us ensure your visit is a rewarding one, we ask that you provide us with two weeks advance notice of your visit. Visit our MoB Learn section for more information.

Eating & drinking

We are in the heart of the city, so options for a quick coffee to an extravagant restaurant dinner are almost endless.

The Shingle Inn and Red Cross Cafe are located in City Hall and offer visitors an opportunity to dine in a unique heritage setting.

 Shingle Inn

Located on the ground floor of City Hall, the opening of Shingle Inn City Hall is the reincarnation of one of Brisbane’s oldest and most loved café restaurants. Originally opened in 1936 on Edward Street, Shingle Inn was well known for its superior quality cakes, unique environment and outstanding service. Now within one of Brisbane’s most recognised buildings, City Hall, Shingle Inn continues its tradition as a location that can reach across the generational divide, making it the ideal location for special occasions and memorable outings.

Commix Espresso

The Red Cross Cafe operates as Commix Expresso and continues to be run by the Red Cross. It is located on the basement level of City Hall with access via the exterior door on the Adelaide Street side of City Hall. The cafe offers affordable meals and snacks and a provides a valuable service via their Night Cafe which assists homeless youth.

Conditions of Entry

To ensure the safety of our artworks, and in consideration of other visitors, we ask that movement through the Museum be considerate. During your visit, please maintain healthy hygiene practices. We have taken extra measures as recommended by the Queensland Government to assist you with this, including increased cleaning frequency, handwashing, and sanitiser facilities.  For the safety of artworks and visitors, it is a requirement that visitors to the Museum must accept and comply with these conditions.

  • Group visit of 10 or more will need to contact the Museum to arrange visit
  • Keep a 1.5m distance from others while in the Museum
  • Please cover coughs and sneezes
  • No touching of artwork
  • No food/drink
  • No smoking
  • No backpacks, large bags, or helmets | Lockers available
  • No umbrellas | Lockers available
  • No selfie sticks
  • No flash photography or as otherwise directed
  • Mobile phones should be turned to silent mode
  • Museum of Brisbane staff have the right to refuse over-sized bags such as suitcases due to limited space and safety in the Museum’s Cloakroom

Please stay at home if you are unwell. Museum of Brisbane has the right to refuse entry at their discretion.