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Brisbane City Hall Tour

Discover the secrets of your heritage-listed City Hall building with a guided tour.

With its impressive neo-classical façade, mosaic tiles, stained-glass windows and soaring ceilings, Brisbane’s heritage-listed City Hall is at the heart of our city. Discover the secrets of this magnificent building which has been the setting for many cultural, social and civic events in our city’s history.

Known as the ‘People’s Place’, City Hall was built between 1920 and 1930 at a cost of almost one million pounds. At the time it was the second largest construction project in Australia, second only to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A highlight is the stunning auditorium, inspired by Rome’s Pantheon, which has hosted rock stars and royalty and is home to the Father Henry Willis & Sons Pipe Organ, made up of nearly 4,400 pipes. This instrument is one of only two of its kind in the world, and the auditorium continues to be integral to events that reflect our creative and connected city.

City Hall is a working civic building and some areas may be unavailable at certain times.

Tour begins in the King George Square foyer on the ground floor of City Hall.

Duration of tour: 45mins
Capacity: 7 people
Difficulty: This tour is suitable for  all fitness levels and abilities. Please note this tour will include staircases.

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  • Date & Time
    Mon-Sun: 10:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm
  • Tickets
    Free
  • Location
    Brisbane City Hall
  • Ages
    All ages

FAQs

How much does it cost to go on a Brisbane City Hall Tour?

Brisbane City Hall Tours are free. Book via the button below or call (07) 3339 0800 to secure your booking.

As soon as you register for your preferred tour, you will be emailed a ticket. Please print the ticket or bring your email confirmation and show your tour guide when you arrive at City Hall for your tour. 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 sold out, it will not appear in the drop-down list. Please go back to the calendar and select a different tour time or date.

Is the City Hall Tour wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the City Hall Tour is wheelchair accessible. Where required, lifts are used to travel between the basement, ground floor, level 1, level 2 and level 3 of Brisbane City Hall. Depending on the number of persons in the tour, either one or two lifts are utilised to accommodate all patrons. Should you require use of mobility aides, please contact the EPICURE Mobility Centre on (07) 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 Tour sign and wait for your tour guide.

Can I eat on the tour?

We do not recommend eating on a Brisbane City Hall Tour, and food is prohibited inside Museum of Brisbane. Plastic or metal sealable water bottles are allowed.

How many people are on each tour?

There are up to seven places available on each tour.

How do I book a group for a Brisbane City Hall Tour?
To book a group, please email bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au.
Who leads the tours?

A professional Museum of Brisbane Visitor Experience Officer takes Brisbane City Hall Tours. Our staff have in-depth knowledge of City Hall and offer wonderful insights about the building, its restoration and Brisbane history.

Can I take photos on the tour?

Yes, photos are permitted, however we request you turn your flash off and seek permission from your tour guide and fellow tour participants before photographing them.

Does the tour go up into the Clock Tower?

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

Clock Tower Tours occur every 15 minutes. However numbers are limited so we recommend booking early. Bookings are available 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 feel free to share your experience via Facebook, TripAdvisor, Yelp or email us at info@museumofbrisbane.com.au.

My question hasn't been answered. Who can I speak to about Brisbane City Hall Tours?

Please call Museum of Brisbane’s Visitor Experience Team on (07) 3339 0800 or email bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au.