The revitalised Museum of Brisbane is located on top of the newly restored Brisbane City Hall. Holding a significant place in the hearts of Brisbane residents as the ‘People’s Place’ City Hall has the enviable title of Brisbane’s premier heritage building.
As the iconic symbol of our city’s heart, it is only fitting that City Hall should continue to provide a place where residents of the city, along with interstate and international visitors, can discover and explore the people, places and stories of Brisbane. Up on the roof of City Hall the Museum provides an oasis in the city, housing five galleries, a theatrette, and the Dome Lounge.
Museum of Brisbane opened in October 2003, replacing the existing Brisbane City Gallery, on the ground floor of City Hall. In 2010, when City Hall closed for restoration, the Museum temporarily relocated to Ann Street. In its 10 years, more than three million visitors have enjoyed more than 120 exhibitions.
Reopening in April 2013 in a purpose-built gallery on Level 3, Museum of Brisbane is the jewel in the crown of the revitalised City Hall, offering intriguing views of two of the buildings most beautiful features – the clock tower and copper dome.