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Public Art Walking Tour. Photo: Dave Kan. 

Public Art Walking Tour

Monuments, masterpieces, or so much more?

 From grand 90-year-old carvings to tiny whimsical additions in city laneways, Brisbane’s streets are home to an array of art for the public to observe. Step beyond the gallery space and join Museum of Brisbane on a guided tour that reminds us to look up, down and all around.

View monuments, memorials and commissioned works, as well as impermanent and unsanctioned pieces that have been added to Brisbane’s shared public spaces over the last century.

Often hiding in plain sight, these works share tales of the city, its people and contemporary cultures. Examine the representations inherent in some and controversies associated with others. Be challenged by the changing meanings and dialogues that these works provoke and discuss what they might mean now and into the future.

Please note: This tour is available for private sessions. 
Duration of tour:
Distance: 2km
Capacity: Maximum 12 visitors
Difficulty: This tour is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities.

  • Date & Time
    Contact us to book a private tour.
  • Location
    Tour begins on Level 3, City Hall
  • Ages
    All ages


Are the walking tours wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Public Art Walking 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 bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au.

Should you require use of mobility aides, please contact the EPICURE Mobility Centre on (07) 3014 4702.

Where do we meet on the day of our tour?

Meet at the Museum of Brisbane reception desk on Level 3 of City Hall. We recommend you arrive 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour.

How long do the tours go for?

Dependent on the weather and group size, the walking tours run for approximately 90 minutes.

What do I need to bring on a walking tour?

Please bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, earphones, sunscreen, water, and a light snack. We recommend an umbrella in case of rain.

Can the weather impact walking tours?

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.

If I cannot participate in the walking tour can I get a refund?

Museum of Brisbane is only able to grant refunds a minimum of 72 hours before the event. Please refer to the terms and conditions.

Can I eat on 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.

How many people are on each tour?

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.

How do I book for a group on a walking tour?

To make a group booking, please email bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au.

Who leads the tours?

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.

Can I take photos on the tour?

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.

Does the tour go up into the Clock Tower or into City Hall?

No, Clock Tower Tours and City Hall Tours are separate to walking tours. Clock Tower Tours and City Hall Tours are free and can be booked online. Spaces are limited, so we recommend you book early or talk to your tour guide to check availability on the day.

I had a great time! Can I leave a review?

We would love for you to share your reviews. Please share your experience via Facebook, TripAdvisor, Yelp or email us at info@museumofbrisbane.com.au.

My question has not been answered, who can I speak to about the walking tours?

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