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Brisbane museums

Explore everything from local history to cutting-edge works of art at these Brisbane museums and institutions

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Culture vultures, come and get your fix: Examine paintings and sculptures, brush up on historical happenings and learn a thing or two about local heritage at these Brisbane museums curated by the Time Out community.

The best Brisbane museums

Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane

The Museum of Brisbane is an impressive attraction from the get go. The venue is housed in Brisbane City Hall – the elegant, imposing...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

For stargazers and budding astronomers, you can’t go past a trip to the planetarium. Housed in Mt Coot-tha’s Botanic Gardens, the planetarium...

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

The RAAF base at Amberley is the largest Air Force base in Australia, with an incredible 5,000 personnel employed there. At the base's Aviation Heritage...

Queensland Maritime Museum

Queensland Maritime Museum

The HMAS Diamantina is a World War II River Class frigate sitting in dry dock by the river in South Bank parklands. If you stand on the quarterdeck, you'll...

Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum

This multifaceted museum residing in Brisbane's riverside cultural precinct of South Bank tells the changing story of Queensland. It is home to millions of...

State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland

This spectacular green building lies on the riverbank in between the Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art, but shouldn't be overlooked by...

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QUT Art Museum

QUT Art Museum

Sitting opposite the Botanic Gardens, QUT Art Museum presents contemporary art exhibitions from the Queensland University of Technology's sizeable...

The Burrow Art Gallery

The Burrow Art Gallery

Café? Bar? Library? West End's the Burrow is all of these things... and now it's an art gallery and workshop space, too