Museum of Brisbane

Perspectives of Brisbane

  • Permanent installation
  • 10am - 5pm daily
  • Free admission
  • Perspectives of Brisbane

Perspectives of Brisbane is a fascinating snapshot of Brisbane’s history, the milestone moments and unique characteristics that have shaped and define our city as the modern, new world capital we know today.

Perspectives of Brisbane

Through stories, facts, photos and film, Perspectives of Brisbane offers an insight into the people, moments and surroundings of Brisbane.

Perspectives of Brisbane will teach you about Brisbane’s rich and varied history. Situated on the Traditional Lands of the Yuggara, Yugarapul, Turrbal, Jinibara and Quandamooka peoples, Brisbane is home to some of the world’s oldest living cultures. Since European settlement began in the early 1800s with the Moreton Bay Penal Colony, Brisbane residents have experienced conflict, natural disasters, innovation and celebration.

Today, Greater Brisbane is home to over 2.4 million people from diverse backgrounds. The city continues to transform, its cultural landscape shaped by the ongoing Custodial care of our First Nations peoples, waves of migration, and engagement in the wider Asia-Pacific region.


Images: Perspectives of Brisbane exhibition at Museum of Brisbane. Photo: David Kelly.