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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet in the King George Square foyer. Look for the Museum of Brisbane City Hall Tour sign and wait for your tour guide.
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.
There are up to seven places available on each tour.
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.
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.
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.
Please call Museum of Brisbane’s Visitor Experience Team on (07) 3339 0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.