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Clock Tower Tours

Discover the hidden secrets of your heritage-listed City Hall building with a guided tour of Brisbane’s iconic Clock Tower.

The Clock Tower Tour is a “must do” while in Brisbane!

For many years, City Hall’s Clock Tower elevated the building to Brisbane’s tallest, offering visitors a magnificent 360 degree view of the city around them. Whilst the view has changed significantly over the last 90 years, the time-honoured tradition of “taking a trip up the tower” happily continues at Museum of Brisbane.

The Clock Tower Tour includes a ride in one of Brisbane’s oldest working cage lifts, a look behind Australia’s largest analogue clock faces and time to explore the observation platform that shares a unique perspective of your city. See if you can catch a glimpse of the bells!

Make a booking online today to secure your spot! Spaces are limited and fill up quickly. 

Duration of tour: 15mins
Capacity: 7 people
Departure location: This tour begins from Museum of Brisbane reception on Level 3, City Hall.
Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour.

  • Date & Time
    10:15am - 4:45pm
    Daily, every 15 minutes
    Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour.
  • Tickets
    Please note, tickets must be booked for all members of your group.
  • Location
    Tours depart from MoB
    Level 3, City Hall
  • Ages
    All ages. Children 12 and under must be supervised by an adult.
  • Access
    View the Clock Tower Tour Social Story
    Please refer to the FAQs below for more information about Access.


How do I make a booking online?

Click the Book Now button and select the number of participants and your dates in the calendar. An eTicket 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 to change your booking, please call Museum of Brisbane reception on (07) 3339 0800 or email bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au.

How much does it cost to go on a Clock Tower Tour?

Clock Tower Tours are free. Book via the button below or call (07) 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 print the ticket or bring your email confirmation to Museum of Brisbane. Show your ticket to the tour guide at the start of 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 Clock Tower Tour air conditioned?

The Clock Tower lift and tower are not air conditioned, but there are fans inside the lift and at level 10 of the tower. Temperatures can be very high during summer and tours may be cancelled if the temperature reaches above 36°C or if the tour guide deems it unsafe. Care should be taken to ensure you are adequately hydrated ahead of this 15-minute tour. Emergency water is available if needed.

Is the Clock Tower Tour wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately the Clock Tower Tour is not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access is available throughout Museum of Brisbane and City Hall.

Are there any mobility considerations?

The Clock Tower Tour includes 36 steps.

In the unlikely event of an emergency or mechanical fault preventing operation of the lift, patrons will be required to navigate 216 steps to exit the tower.

For this reason, people with physical disability, height-related disability (such as vertigo), heart conditions, injuries, severe asthma or pregnancy should be mindful when booking a tour.

Is the Clock Tower Tour accessible with mobility aids?

Please note, this tour is not accessible for visitors with mobility aids. Mobility aid access is available throughout Museum of Brisbane and City Hall.

Can Assistance Animals join a Clock Tower Tour?

Assistance Animals are welcome on the Clock Tower Tour. Please book a ticket for yourself and your Assistance Animal.

Where do we meet on the day of our tour?

Meet at Museum of Brisbane on Level 3 of Brisbane City Hall.

How long do the tours go for?

The Clock Tower Tour runs for approximately 15 minutes.

Can I eat on the tour?

Food and drink is prohibited on Clock Tower Tours and inside Museum of Brisbane.

How many people are on each tour?

There are up to seven places available on each tour.

Who leads the tours?

A professional Museum of Brisbane Visitor Experience Officer conducts Clock Tower Tours. Our staff have in-depth knowledge and offer wonderful insights about the Clock Tower 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 include City Hall?

No, the Clock Tower Tours are separate to Brisbane City Hall Tours, which are also free and may be booked online.

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, Instagram, TikTok or Threads or email us at info@museumofbrisbane.com.au.

My question hasn't been answered. Who can I speak to about Clock Tower Tours?

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