Museum of Brisbane

Clock Tower Tours

  • Daily
  • 10.15am - 4.45pm | Every 15 minutes | Tours depart from Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall
  • Free, bookings essential

Enjoy a Clock Tower tour for a special insight into Brisbane City Hall, one of Brisbane’s most iconic buildings and the symbolic heart of our city.

Clock Tower Tours

Tours operate daily taking visitors up the Brisbane City Hall Clock Tower in a beautiful, old, hand-operated lift, providing a bird’s-eye view of the city.

The clock tower has been in operation since the opening of City Hall in 1930, and is 87.47 metres high with an observation platform at 64 metres, which people can walk out onto to absorb the unique view of Brisbane. Our city is ever-changing – what better a platform to watch from.

Over the years, hundreds of thousands of visitors have taken a ride up to the clock tower. Whilst the view from the observation deck has changed significantly over the past 80 years, it is still a time-honoured tradition to “go up the Clock Tower”, a tradition which happily continues at Museum of Brisbane.




Daily, 10.15am – 4.45pm, every 15 minutes.



Bookings for the Clock Tower tour can be made online. Tickets can be booked two weeks in advance with tickets limited to seven people per tour. Ticket is valid for single entry only with a maximum of four booking per order.

Participants must arrive five minutes early to avoid missing session time.

Tours depart from Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall.

A valid ticket must be produced to gain entry to the tour.

Ticket holders should be prepared to produce booking QR code at point of entry either on their electronic device or a printed copy.

All persons must produce a valid ticket, included babies and children.

Tickets are non-transferable for other session times.

Cancellations can be made via email (monitored business hours Mon – Fri) or calling (07) 3339 0800.


Summer temperatures

The Clock Tower lift and tower are not air conditioned and the temperature can get quite high in these areas where you are required to ascend two flights of stairs to the platform area. Care should be taken to ensure you are adequately hydrated ahead of this 15 minute tour.



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 of Brisbane on 07 3339 0800 to make arrangements for before you arrive.


Conditions of entry

Brisbane City Hall