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Why You Should Take Your Child on a Date to the Museum of Brisbane

If you’re looking to spend a great day with your family that won’t cost you ridiculous amounts of money then you need to visit the Museum of Brisbane.

Location, location, location

The Museum of Brisbane is located above the newly restored Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane’s premier heritage building in the heart of Brisbane CBD. Entry is free and it’s open 7 days per week. Like all museums and galleries you’ll need to leave backpacks and large bulky items in the cloakroom on the ground floor.

Daily tours of City Hall can be booked – they’re free – and will give you an opportunity to learn about the art, architecture and history of the building that is lovingly referred to as “the peoples place”.

When you’ve finished with all of the exciting exhibits in the Museum of Brisbane, you can enjoy a free tour of the clock tower. Access to the clock tower is via a beautiful hand operated lift that takes visitors up for spectacular bird’s eye views of Brisbane city every 15 minutes from the museum. The tiny antiquated lift is so small that it can only take 8 people at a time, including the lift operator! Tickets are on a first come, first served basis so arrive early especially on school holidays to avoid a long wait.

But where are all the dinosaur bones?

Rather than a museum of ancient and dusty old bones, the Museum of Brisbane is a living, breathing expose on our beautiful city of Brisbane – past, present and future. It’s a celebration of all that makes Brisbane such a unique and wonderful city. Relive the life of early settlers to Brisbane in photographic exhibits, explore the Brisbane River and local natural habitats with permanent or temporary exhibits, join in illustration workshops or watch short films.

The Museum of Brisbane has a huge variety of exhibits throughout the year and they’re all free. Past exhibits have included: Early Brisbane Photographers and their Aboriginal subjects and Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The Introduction to Brisbane gallery is a permanent feature exhibition which guarantees to teach you something you didn’t know about Brisbane!

If you fancy a fun, fascinating and cultural date with your child, pop on some comfy shoes and jump on a train to Brisbane Central Station or Roma St and it’s only a 5 minute walk to the Museum of Brisbane, the Clock Tower and City Hall. For more information on upcoming exhibitions at the Museum of Brisbane click here.

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