Peel back the layers of Brisbane’s culture by delving into stories of Traditional Custodians, convicts, public art and one of Brisbane’s towering cathedrals. Then, explore artistic interpretations with a short walk through our brand new exhibition, Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane.
What makes a place? Is it bricks and mortar that build it, or the people that inhabit it? Is it the memories that have been made over millennia that keep it alive? Rapid change is not new to Brisbane. It is a city that has seen constant developments in industry, politics, lifestyle, architecture, and technology over its history, building layer upon layer.
Perfect for first-time visitors or long time lovers of Brisbane, this fast and fun romp through history is not to be missed!
Duration of tour: 90mins
Difficulty: This tour is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities.
Click the Book Now button and select the number of participants and your dates in the calendar. An eTicket and your booking details will then be sent to your email address.
Please note, Brisbane City Walking Tour: Past and Present is a by demand tour and requires a minimum of four adult and/or concession tickets to proceed.
If you have changes to your booking, or would like assistance please call Museum of Brisbane reception on (07) 3339 0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An eTicket and your booking details will be sent to your email address. If your email confirmation does not appear please check your junk mail folder. If you have to change your booking or the email confirmation does not arrive, please call Museum of Brisbane reception on (07) 3339 0800 or email email@example.com.
Yes, the Brisbane City Walking Tour: Past and Present walking tour is wheelchair accessible. Please note, this tour will include uneven terrain, staircases and moderate uphill walking.
If you require a tour modification to simplify the route, please contact the Museum of Brisbane reception on (07) 3339 0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you require use of mobility aides, please contact the EPICURE Mobility Centre on (07) 3014 4702.
Meet your MoB Tour Guide on the ground floor of City Hall. To access the ground floor, enter through King George Square.
We recommend you arrive 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour.
Dependent on the weather and group size, the walking tours run for approximately 90 minutes.
Please bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, earphones, sunscreen, water, and a light snack. We recommend an umbrella in case of rain.
Tours will go ahead unless you are informed of a cancellation. If there is a severe weather warning, we will notify participants of cancellation and organise an alternative date. If showers or extreme heat are predicted, the tour guide may modify the route and the length of the tour.
Eating is not recommended on the walking tour. Light snacks are acceptable. Please bring plastic or metal sealable water bottles, and stay hydrated. Be aware that the walking tour does not allow time to stop to buy food or beverages.
There are up to 12 places available on each tour. Please note, Museum of Brisbane walking tours require a minimum of four adult and/or concession tickets to be booked to proceed.
A professional Museum of Brisbane Visitor Experience Member leads the walking tours. Our staff have in-depth knowledge of local history and offer wonderful insights about landmarks, art, architecture, and Brisbane’s rich history.
Yes, photos are permitted. If you are taking a photo or filming any of our staff members or your fellow tour participants, we request you seek permission first.
If you plan on sharing your photos online, don’t forget to tag us @museumofbrisbane or use our hashtag #MuseumOfBrisbane.