Where is it: Cnr of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane
What's it all about: An excellent and very comprehensive museum which hosts fantastic touring exhibitions! It’s one of Brisbane’s favourite places!
Tell me more: The Queensland Museum one of Brisbane’s (and Queensland’s) most loved destinations! It showcases a wide range of exhibits and millions of specimens and artefacts of natural history, cultural heritage and human achievement to give visitor’s a glimpse of the history of Queensland – everything from dinosaurs through to contemporary events. It’s part of the South Bank precinct and it’s a ‘must-see’ for both those visiting Brisbane as well as the locals. General admission to the museum is free as well so it’s a fantastic way to have a look at and learn about the history of Brisbane! For a fee you can also have a look at the Sciencentre which is housed within the museum and is heaps of fun for the kids as they can get hands-on while they learn about the science that impacts them daily – it’s always a fun visit.
Queensland Museum also plays host to amazing, world class temporary exhibitions as well. One of our favourites is the ‘Prehistoric Monsters exhibit which displays amazing fossilised creatures from the past that called our oceans home. The fossil displays were amazing, with really great information provided as well as a few interactive exhibits as well. Another wonderful exhibit that we saw showcased the amazing world of Disney animations - "Disney - The Maic of Animation" had original artwork and stories of how our favourite movies go from ideas and sketches to big screen blockbusters.
A previous exhibit that we visited was ‘Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives’ (a collaboration between the British Museum and the Queensland Museum) features more than 200 amazing artefacts (some over 4000 years old!) from ancient Egypt – telling the stories of those living in Egypt many years ago and of course as with anything featuring the word ‘mummies’, it was super popular with the kids!
The museum caters for the younger visitors by having specific programs on and activities to make it more engaging for the little visitors – our little guys always love a visit to the museum! Check out their website to see a full program of their current activities.
Amenities: This is a fantastic facility and the amenities are great – as expected! There is a café and gift shop here as well!
Parking: Paid parking is available which is relatively good value compared to other city parking options!
Access: Good access throughout and lifts from carpark to museum levels!
Best for: There truly is something for everyone here!
Summary: We spend a lot of time here at the Queensland Museum – it’s one of our favourite places here in Brissy and it is definitely a great option for an easy family day out!
Disney - The Magic of Animation, June 2022
Sea Monsters (Nov-May 2021)
Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives
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