Brisbane Museums


Do you want to experience what Brisbane has got to offer on its cultural, historic and artistic side? Visit any of Brisbane's prized museums and figure out Brisbane's enriching and colorful sense of life. The Central Business District has more than its tall skyscrapers, delectable foods in restaurants, energy-pumping bars and breathtaking natural beauty but it also offers the room to showcase a learning experience for everyone, especially for Brisbane visitors who want to learn more about the city.

Don't forget to visit the Museum of Brisbane located at the ground floor of the Brisbane City Hall. With no fees you can examine this social history museum that depicts the highlights of life in Brisbane, past and present. This ways of viewing can give us a caricature of our future. This museum opened in 2003 and was formerly known as the Brisbane City Gallery, and has welcomed more than 1,500,000 visitors. Four gallery spaces have been allotted in the museum to display a foray of exhibitions of social history, visual arts, craft and design.


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Past exhibitions include photographic awards, painting exhibitions, story hall exhibitions among others. A real historic structure, the Newstead House, constructed for Patrick Leslie, is the oldest surviving residence in Brisbane which dates from 1846. It is located in the corner of Breakfast Creek Period

and Newstead Avenue. The house was passed from one family to another, with the Robbins family, the Heastop Family and Lambart Family owned the house one after another in the early 1900s. In 1918, the Lambart family sold the property to the city of Brisbane. It was in 1932 when the Royal Historical Society made use of the Newstead House as part of a museum and was then preserved. Currently, the residence is being managed by the Board of Trustees on behalf of the people of Queensland. However, the house was occupied by the US Military for three years, during the Second World War and was finally opened to the public as a museum after the war. It is currently open for public inspection from Monday to Friday and is also available for weddings and functions.

For those who want to experience the diversity of Queensland's art should pay a visit at the Queensland Art Gallery, which is aside from being the premier visual arts institution of the state, is also a leading art museum in Australia. Connecting art and people is the gallery's driving philosophy. Established in 1895, the formerly known Queensland National Art Gallery has been in housed in a number of temporary premises, not until 1982 when a permanent structure on Brisbane's south bank served as its structure. A series of exhibitions which started in 1993, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art,

has been an important event in the Gallery, which contributes to its significant collection of contemporary Asian and Pacific art. Including in the gallery's collection are the following: Indigenous Australian Art, Australian Art to 1970, Contemporary Australian Art, Queensland Heritage, Contemporary Asian Art, Contemporary Pacific Art, Asian Art, Contemporary International Art and International Art

One should also pay visit to the following museums: Royal Historical Society of Queensland in William Street, (Queensland's history), Queensland Museum Foundation in South Bank (Queensland's scientific knowledge and cultural history) and Telstra Museum Brisbane in Cleyfield (telecommunications evolution).