Free Entry, Free and Low-cost Holiday Activities and More! | Museum of Brisbane
Right in the heart of Brisbane city, the Museum of Brisbane is perfectly located to offer Brisbane families an exciting and interesting place to visit, with FREE entry and so much on offer, from exhibits and workshops to children’s activities and an awesome school holiday program! You can learn all about this amazing city we call home, join a tour, or even get a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of the Clock Tower! Kids and adults alike will want to return again and again!
About the Museum of Brisbane
Museum of Brisbane (MoB) is located on the rooftop of the iconic City Hall in Brisbane’s CBD. It is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover our city’s truly vibrant art, culture and history, brought to life through its FREE exhibitions, workshops, tours, talks and MoB Kids children’s activities.
The Museum has five galleries, a theatrette, and a Dome Lounge, in which visitors can learn all about the amazing people, places and stories of historic and contemporary Brisbane. Museum of Brisbane is part of the living history of Brisbane, and kids and adults alike can discover their own place in this story through learning about how Brisbane and the local people change over time and how each of our unique and collective experiences shape our identity.
The museum offers a full program of exhibitions, talks, tours and exciting events.
Why Families Love MoB
Museum of Brisbane is conveniently located in the centre of Brisbane, and is very easy to get to, with great transport options on its doorstep, including the King George Square bus station right outside and Central train station just a short walk away. The museum is situated in the beautiful City Hall building, which is a joy and privilege to be able to explore.
Museum of Brisbane is perfect for Brisbane families to visit as it offers FREE entry and always has so much on offer for the whole family to enjoy. Unlike other local museums and galleries, it is unique in its focus on all things Brisbane, and kids can get a real sense of place through the exploration of the people and character of our city. The museum also avidly supports local artists, designers and artisans and is dedicated to involving them in exhibitions, artist-in-residence programs and their amazing kids programs.
It is all about loving and celebrating Brisbane!
MoB Kids School Holiday Program
Museum of Brisbane offers a fantastic school holiday program that kids love. What is more, most of the awesome activities on offer are FREE or low cost!
The school holiday program is customised every school holidays so that it relates to the museum’s rotating exhibition program themes, meaning there is something new every school holidays! This makes the experience new and exciting for kids every single time.
The school holiday program for MoB kids offers fun arts activities and great hands-on workshops that are run by professional local artists and educators and foster a passion for creativity in kids. The program always consists of free or low cost activities right through to budding artist programs with Brisbane artists and designers. There is range of programs available, with something for every age group to enjoy, from 5 –15 year olds, as well as under 4s.
With so much on offer, it is easy to see why so many families become regular MoB school holiday visitors.
Other Awesome Activities on Offer
On top of the museum exhibits and features and the kids activities on offer, Museum of Brisbane also has several unique and exciting activities that kids will love. There is a FREE City Hall heritage guided tour, in which you can discover the interesting history of the 90-year-old building. Or you can take a ride in the original hand-operated lift, and give your kids the rare chance of traveling up the Clock Tower and getting a very different view of the city! Plus on Friday nights, there are now extended opening hours till 7pm, offering you and your kids the chance to take part in the really exciting after dark Clock Tower tours, as well as enjoy craft workshops and the museum’s latest exhibitions. That is definitely something worth pushing back bedtime for!
Visiting Museum of Brisbane
Location: Museum of Brisbane is located on level 3, City Hall, King George Square. To enter, go in through the King George Square foyer of City Hall, turn right and take the lift to Level 3.
Opening hours: Open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm (7pm Fridays); 10am – 5pm public holidays, 1pm – 5pm Anzac Day (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day)
Wheelchair access is available throughout Museum of Brisbane and City Hall but not for the Clock Tower. Please call the museum on 07 3339 0800 for more information or to make arrangements before you go.
Also in Museum of Brisbane is the MoB Shop, featuring the works of Brisbane’s artists, designers and chefs. There, you can find a bespoke selection of jewellery, fashion accessories, homewares, design objects, books, artworks and gourmet food products.
For refreshments, two cafes are located within City Hall: The Shingle Inn (ground floor) and Red Cross Cafe (basement level). There are also countless coffee shops and restaurants close by around the city centre.
Museum of Brisbane is located on level 3, City Hall, King George Square. https://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/