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Brisbane City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tour

Join us on a guided tour of the grand auditorium for an up close view exploring this premier musical instrument.

This tour offers rare access to the Father Henry Willis and Sons Organ, the centrepiece of Brisbane City Hall’s Auditorium. Explore the heritage-listed organ with insights from one of few organists qualified to play this premier instrument.

Built in 1891-92, the Father Henry Willis and Sons Organ is located in the heart of the copper-domed auditorium. Designed in London, with timber casework in Queensland maple, it is one of the premier musical instruments in Australia and has been a backdrop to many cultural, social and civic events.

Accompanied by a professional organist and guide, these tours provide access to the floor of the auditorium and an up-close view of this spectacular instrument.

  • Date & Time
    1:30pm - 2:15pm
    Selected Tuesdays
  • Tickets
    Free
  • Location
    King George Square Foyer, Brisbane City Hall
  • Ages
    All ages

FAQs

How do I make a booking online?
Click the Book Now button. Select the number of participants, choose a date and click Book Now. Complete the Contact Details and click the Book Now button to finalise. A ticket will be sent to your email address along with a confirmation email. (If your email confirmation does not appear please check your junk mail folder.) If you have changes to your booking, please call Museum of Brisbane reception on +61 (0)7 3339 0800 or email bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au
How much does it cost to go on a tour?

The Brisbane City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tours are free. Book via the button below or call +61 (0)7 3339 0800 to secure your booking.

How do I know that my booking has been confirmed if I book online?
As soon as you register for your preferred tour, you will be emailed a ticket. Please note you do not need to bring the printed ticket with you as we will record your name. If your email confirmation does not appear please check your junk mail folder.
The tour I want to take is not listed in the drop down box
When a tour is fully booked, it will not appear in the drop down list. Please select a different tour date. If no further dates are available you may join a waitlist by emailing bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au. You will be notified when another tour is available.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

The Brisbane City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tour is wheelchair accessible. Should you require mobility aides, please contact the EPICURE Mobility Centre on +61 (0)7 3014 4702.

Where do we meet on the day of our tour?

Meet in the King George Square foyer. Look for the Museum of Brisbane City Hall Heritage Tour sign and wait for your tour guide.

How long do the tours go for?
Tours last for between 45 minutes and one hour.
Can I eat food on the tour?

We do not recommend food on a Brisbane City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tour or inside Museum of Brisbane.

How many people are on each tour?
There are up to 20 places available on each tour.
How do I book for a group on a tour?
To book a group, please email bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au.
Can I take photos on the tour?
Yes, photos are permitted. However please turn your flash off and seek permission from both your tour guide and fellow tour participants before photographing them.
Does the tour go up into the Clock Tower?

No, the Brisbane City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tours are separate to the Clock Tower Tours, which are also free and can be booked online. If you would like to book a Clock Tower Tour to follow another tour, please allow a 15-minute buffer in case your tour runs over time.

Clock Tower Tours occur every 15 minutes, however spaces are limited. Book early! You may book up to two weeks in advance. Learn more about the Clock Tower Tour.

I had a great time, can I leave a review?

We would love for you to share your reviews. Please share your experience via Facebook, TripAdvisor, Yelp or email us at info@museumofbrisbane.com.au.

My question hasn't been answered. Who can I talk to about the Brisbane City Hall Organ and Auditorium Tours?

Please call Museum of Brisbane’s Visitor Experience Team on +61 (0)7 3339 0800 or email bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au.