Museum of Brisbane
Museum of Brisbane lobby, third floor of Brisbane City Hall
EstablishedOctober 2003 (2003-10)[1]
LocationBrisbane City Hall, King George Square
TypeHistory museum
Collection size5,000[1]
DirectorRenai Grace[1]
CuratorMadeleine Johns[1]
Public transit accessKing George Square busway station[2]

Museum of Brisbane (MoB) explores contemporary and historic Brisbane, Australia, and its people through a program of art and social history exhibitions, workshops, talks, tours and children's activities. Located on level 3, of Brisbane City Hall in the city's CBD, the Museum and its staff are highly regarded for their innovation and contemporary international practice across the museum and gallery sector.

The recipient of a number of major awards during its brief history, the Museum has been twice been awarded the top honour at the prestigious Museums and Galleries National Awards as well as multiple Queensland Museum and Gallery Achievement Awards, Museums Australia Multimedia and Publications Design Awards and National Trust of Queensland Awards.[3]


Museum of Brisbane (MoB) was opened in October 2003 and occupied a space on the ground floor of City Hall. The museum replaced the Brisbane City Gallery which opened in 1977.[1][4] In 2010, when City Hall closed for restoration, the Museum was relocated to Ann Street. On 6 April 2013 the Museum was reopened after returning to City Hall where it now occupies a purpose-built space on the building's third floor.[1] Since its reopening the Museum has been an independent, not-for-profit arts organisation overseen by a board chaired by Sallyanne Atkinson.[1][5]


An exhibition about World Expo 88
An exhibition about World Expo 88

The Museum manages the City of Brisbane Collection. The collection was created in 1859 when the Town of Brisbane (a local government area which preceded the City of Brisbane) was founded. It has grown to have more than 5,000 items including works by local artists and historical ceramics.[1]


Museum of Brisbane is open every day from 10:00 to 17:00 and 10:00 to 19:00 on Fridays, except for New Year's Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day, when it is closed, and Anzac Day, when it is open from 13:00 to 17:00. Entry to the museum is free, except for special exhibitions and programs.[2]

The nearest bus station to the Museum is King George Square, while Central and Roma Street are the nearest train stations. Paid parking is available in the King George Square Car Park, which is located underneath King George Square.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "About". Museum of Brisbane. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Visit". Museum of Brisbane. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  3. ^ "About – Museum of Brisbane". Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Museum of Brisbane". Vernon Systems. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Doors open to city's newest cultural space" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2014.

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Category:Art museums and galleries in Queensland