Museum of Brisbane
History and museums
The Museum of Brisbane is a museum which displays exhibits relating to the history of Brisbane, Australia. It is owned and operated by the Brisbane City Council and is located in Brisbane City Hall in the city's CBD. The museum was opened in 2003 and has since had more than 3,000,000 visitors.
The Museum of Brisbane 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. 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. Since its reopening the museum has been overseen by a board chaired by Sallyanne Atkinson.
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.
The Museum of Brisbane is open every day from 10:00 to 17:00, 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.
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.