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Walking with Vida

Back by popular demand!

Step back in time and explore City Hall and beyond, through the eyes of Vida Lahey, one of Brisbane’s most celebrated artists and advocates.

In this fully immersive, theatrical walking-tour performance you’ll be transported to the places that influenced Vida and learn about the personal stories behind some of Brisbane CBD’s most iconic sites.

Discover the sights and sounds of the past and interact with the master painter as she walks and talks you through her world.

But hurry, this time travelling adventure is only available for a limited time! Grab your tickets before it’s too late.

Tour departs from the King George Square foyer of City Hall. 

Duration of tour: 90mins (tours may extend beyond 90mins)
Distance:  1.7km
Capacity: 15

  • Date & Time
    Select Saturdays
  • Tickets
    $55 Adult*
    $50 Members*
    *Plus $3.19 booking fee
  • Location
    This tour departs from the King George Square foyer and finishes on Level 3, City Hall inside Museum of Brisbane.
  • Ages
    All ages
  • Access
    This tour is suitable for most fitness levels and abilities.


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 and your booking details will then be sent to your email address.

Please note, Walking with Vida 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 bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au.

How do I know that my booking has been confirmed if I book online?

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 bookings@museumofbrisbane.com.au.

Are the walking tours wheelchair accessible?

This tour will include uneven terrain, staircases and moderate uphill walking and may not be suitable for all wheelchair users.

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 your MoB Tour Guide at King George Square foyer City Hall. There is a green sign in the foyer that indicates the meeting point.

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.

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 15 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 performer will be leading the tour in character as Vida Lahey.  This performer will not break character during her performance, as such we ask you please keep questions until the end of the tour.

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.

If you plan on sharing your photos online, don’t forget to tag us @museumofbrisbane or use our hashtag #MuseumOfBrisbane.

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.