Brisbane’s top museums you should visit
We have already covered some of Brisbane’s best art galleries so we figured we also list the cities best museums. We are lucky enough to have a rich cultural and artistic background in our city, with thousands of different international and local artists calling Brisbane their home, it comes as no surprise that we have a large variety of venues that support and help the artistic community grow and blossom into one of the country’s most active ones.
We have collected a quick guide for you to get an idea of where to go once you are visiting our lovely city! Remember you can always contact Brisbane 360 shuttle buses in case you need a bit of support organization your travel needs, we are here to help you get the best of our city with our coach and minibus service; so don’t hesitate to asks us any questions! Here is the list of our most popular museums:
The University of Queensland Art Museum
A public museum located on the campus of Queensland University which holds the second largest art collection in Queensland, with over 3000 art pieces they certainly have something for all tastes.
They also have quite a large shop offering all their publications, books and DVDs so you can take a good souvenir to remind you of all the wonderful art you saw during visiting. The fact the museum is located on the grounds of Queensland’s national university means taking a nice walk through the green campus is an easy option in case your day is still young after you finishing your tour in the museum.
Here are their opening times and a map so that you can find it with ease:
Free entry 10am — 4pm. Closed public holidays.
Map of The University of Queensland Art Museum :
In case you would like a small preview of the artistic wonders you will see during your tour, let me share with you a small virtual tour of the installations and halls:
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
A government backed museum, you can find a lot more than just art here. Also, thanks to its convenient location in Brisbane’s cultural art district you can take the opportunity to visit the city’s main library, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, all in one and very culturally aware trip.
The science center (within the Queensland museum) offers a wide range of interactive activities and workshops appropriate for all ages, and added to the fact the entry is free, means this museum is a great day tour for families with children a swell as adults.
Exhibitions change often so you should check out the Queenslad Museum website for their most recent one (at the time this article was written they had Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion exhibition on display), but given past exhibitions include things like “Mummy: secrets of the tomb” and “Afganistan: Hidden treasures from the national museum,, Kabul” you can rest assured you have set yourself up for a productive and educational treat!
Here’s some useful information including the location and opening times:
Opens every day from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm except during national hollidays
Map to the Queensland Museum & Sciencentre: