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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...

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...

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...

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...

Queensland Maritime Museum

Queensland Maritime Museum

Museum admission is currently by pre-booking. Open on weekends only due to Covid-19 restrictions. The HMAS Diamantina is a World War II River...

Want more? Find art in Brisbane

HOTA Gallery

HOTA Gallery

The results of an extraordinary $60 million development opened in May 2021. HOTA Gallery is a world-class fine art gallery housed in a six-level...

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

Woolloongabba Art Gallery

Woolloongabba Art Gallery

Woolloongabba Art Gallery has been shining a light on contemporary art from across the Australasia since 2004. With three gallery spaces, and a diverse...